Now that is interesting considering that Eli was 11 when slave imports were outlawed in New England.She was right. I hope she also told you the Atlantic Slave Trade during most of Eli Whitney's adult life was being run out of New England.
Slavery in the United States - EH.net
By 1808, when the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the U.S. officially ended, only about 6 percent of African slaves landing in the New World had come to North America.
No wonder the Brits abolished slavery with New Englanders running slavery in their processions. I am surprised the Spanish did not do something about the New Englanders running things in their territory too.