The cotton
gin promoted the cultivation of short stapled cotton. In the southern states here
were two types of cotton, one of them was long seeded cotton which grew along coastline
and was easily farmable, and profitable. But, very few number of farmers were
able to produce it because it only grows along the coastline (Lakewete 52). Planters
were forced to cultivate the green, sticky seeded cotton(Brodsky). The sticky-seeded
cotton used to take a long time of handpicking of the fibers from the seed. This
work was so tedious and need the slaves to work for hours just to harvest small
amount of cotton. It could take a slave whole day to separate and collect one
pound of cotton(Philips).