The Cotton Gin The textile industry was revolutionized by a single, simple invention, the cotton gin. The cotton gin allowed the textile industry to flourish and suddenly cotton had become an extremely profitable crop. The amount of cotton able to be produced increased greatly. However the speed with which cotton was now being processed gave rise to the amount of workers needed to harvest the crop. These “workers” just so happened to be African American slaves. The cotton gin was invented in 1793
question is cotton. Slaves had slowly been becoming less of a need to people in the South and the North and South were beginning to find peace with one another. Cotton had only been a small percentage of the country’s exports. That was before Southern lifestyle changed dramatically. Cotton gained economic supremacy in the South, invigorated slavery, and fostered trade with Europe due to the invention of a machine called the Cotton Gin. The Cotton Gin’s invention affected the entire cotton industry.
Afro-American Culture: From Slave Music to Jazz and Blues American music today is a wide range of genres. Most of the genres has its root in the music the slaves brought with them in the beginning of the seventeenth century. Genres like Jazz, blues, Gospel and Hip-Hop, which is well-known all over the world today, is mainly influenced by the African-American culture and music. Especially the work songs, or the “hollers”, that the slaves sung while working on the fields and the negro spirituals, which