Mary Ann Cotton

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  • William Mowbray: 'The Woman Who Kill'

    husband they moved around so that William Mowbray, the first husband, could better himself but soon returned to their original home in South Hetton. During those years Mary gave birth to four children and each soon met their demise through an illness at that time said to be gastric fever. Mowbray was said to have gone on sea voyages and when he came back from his last one he grew violently ill until he died. Mary went into mourning, moved away and took a job as a nurse in Sunderland where she met George Ward. He fell in love with her, much to his misfortune, and they had not been married long when the same illness that took her children and first husband took him too. She went on the move again until she married James Robinson but to his luck he had caught her stealing and threw her out of the house. She left for Northumberland where she met Frederick Cotton. He asked her to marry him soon after they met not realizing she was already married, a fact that did not bother her, which she accepted the proposal. Cotton had two children of his own and Mary soon bore him another when she made them move to a different town. There she met again Joseph Nattrass which spelt disaster for her newest husband and family. Shortly after Mary’s meeting with Nattrass Mr. Cotton grew violently ill and died. When Nattrass went to stay with Mary she quickly made work of Cotton’s eldest child, her own child and Nattrass himself. Surprisingly she did not kill Mr. Cotton’s youngest child but tried to…

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  • Groups And Communities Case Study

    The various users share music or videos. However, the most with the funny pictures or message will have a high frequency of exchange even across several groups. Equally important, it is a news forum where anything that happens is shared across the globe. Therefore, their social bonds are enlarged and even their level of thinking is dictated by these groups. Lima, C., & Lamy, M. (2013), argue that, these groups’ helps in mobilizing information. Absolutely, they comprise a forum where information…

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  • Eli Whitney's Invention Of Slavery In The US

    been said that the “king of cotton” during the time of slavery, was the state of South Carolina. With its rich soils and warm humid temperatures, South Carolina was the biggest and most successful cotton manufacturer in all of the south. Not only were there millions of slave hands making it possible for this commodity to become so significant, but those same hands made South Carolina very rich. Before cotton became a popular commodity in the south, crops such as indigo, maize or corn, and rice…

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  • Methodists, The Baptists And The Presbyterians

    The role that Eli Whitney played in America’s industrial revolution was his inventions, and the thought that he revolutionized both cotton production and weapons manufacturing. The growth of the textile industry in England created enormous demand for cotton, a demand that planters in the South were finding impossible to meet. There greatest obstacle was separating the seeds from cotton fiber, which was a difficult and time consuming process that was essential before cotton was sold. Long-staple…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of Monsanto

    Throughout Earth’s history, agriculture has been a vital component of every society, providing citizens with the food and nourishment necessary to survive. During this time, agriculture has undergone substantial developments to improve the efficiency, crop yield, and commercialization to sustain the increasing population. Inventions such as the McCormick reaper, liberating workers from the grueling task of harvesting grain, and the cotton gin, replacing hundreds of man-hours by increasing…

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  • Organular Essay: Organza Fabric Characteristics

    tailors to create dresses and skirts with volume. Organza is also a very strong fabric, so do not be tricked by its sheer look. Organza is traditionally made from silk. Its cotton variety is called organdy, and it has similar properties to organza. Nowadays, you can find all kinds of organza fabric, both natural and synthetic. An everybody’s favourite for evening and wedding gowns, this stiff material has a subtle sheen. What Is Organza Fabric Like? / Organza Fabric Characteristics Organza…

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  • The Importance Of Eli Whitney And The Cotton Gin

    US History December 6 2015 Eli Whitney and the Cotton Gin In the late 18th century, plantations and cash crops were becoming less profitable. As a result, on March 14, 1794, Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin and plantation owners looked to cotton farming as a faster way to get rich. With the emergence of textile industries and cotton farming, the cotton gin did its job and led the way towards an economic boom in America. Conflict between the north and south began as these immense plantations…

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  • Indian Textiles Essay

    every civilized community there are two industries which are the oldest and most fundamental of all textiles and pottery. (Fraser G, 1948:3) The earliest textiles were made at Mohenjo-Daro, an archaeological site of the third millennium BC on the Indus River. A woven and madder- dyed cotton fragments were found wrapped round a silver pot which is preserved by metallic salts which impregnated the cloth (Barnard N. & Gillow J., 1991: 41). India sent cloth to many countries even before the 17th…

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  • Analysis Of Neil Foley's The White Scourge

    pinpoint because of its varied history. Texas’ Mexican presence links it to the Southwest, yet it does not fit as solely a Western state because of its cotton farming. Its heterogeneous inhabitants, including whites, blacks, Mexicans, Germans, Czechs, and many other ethnic groups, however, differentiate it from other Southern states. Because of the diverse range of people that lived in Texas, whites could not simply construct a binary system of white or black, as they had done in the South.…

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  • Cotton Capturing Land Book Review

    Harvard University. Having been a recipient to many awards and fellowships it is, more than, safe to say that Beckert has the authority to write on the economic, social, and political history of capitalism on the specific commodity of cotton. Writing of such topics is what the book is primarily about, as he expresses why the history of cotton is so important today and revealing harsh information of capitalists, and what capitalism was five hundred or so years ago. Mentions of slavery were to be…

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