Discuss the difficulties and history of cotton cultivation in the 18th and 19th century United States before and after the Cotton Gin was invented.

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Before the Industrial Revolutions in Britain and the United States caused demand for cotton to skyrocket, there was a pretty limited market for that cash crop.  What's more, before the invention of the Cotton Gin, it was painstaking to cultivate, harvest and process, making it even less attractive to prospective plantation owners.  This is one reason why tobacco,...

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