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Foy Ch. 13 Vocab

A machine invented by Eli Whitney in 1793 to remove seeds from short-staple cotton; revolutionized the cotton industry. cotton gin
Large-scale farmers who held more than 20 slaves. planters
A region stretching from South Carolina to east Texas where most U.S. cotton was produced during the mid-1800's. cotton belt
Crop brokers who managed the trade between southern planters and their customers. factors
A large iron factory that operated in Richmond, Virginia, in the early to mid-1800's. Tredegar Iron Works
Owners of small farms. yeomen
Stories that often provide a moral lesson. folktale
Emotional Christian songs sung by enslaved people in the South that mixed African and European elements and usually expressed slaves' religious beliefs. spirituals
An 1831 rebellion in which Nat Turner led a group of slaves in Virginia in an unsuccessful attempt to overthrow and kill planter families. Nat Turner's Rebellion
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