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Eli Whitney Museum and Workshop
http://www.eliwhitney.org/

Smithsonian Museum: Exhibit of American Inventors and Inventions
http://www.150.si.edu/150trav/remember/amerinv.htm

National Museum of American History: Industry and Manufacturing
http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/subject_detail.cfm?key=32&colkey=20

You can learn more about slavery and its impact on American history, the presidency, and the Civil War in these books by Kenneth C. Davis:

1) http://dontknowmuch.com/books/dont-know-much-about-the-american-presidents/

2) http://dontknowmuch.com/books/dont-know-much-about-history/

3) http://dontknowmuch.com/books/dont-know-much-about-the-civil-war/

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