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What we mean to do is simply this : to take a survey of the relative position and
importance of the several states of this confederacy, from the adoption of the
national compact ; and when, of two sections of the country starting under the
... superior of the North in almost all the ennobling pursuits and conditions of life,
has fallen far behind her competitor, and now ranks more as the dependency of a
mother country than as the equal confederate of free and independent States.
we here unhesitatingly declare ourself in favor of its immediate and unconditional
abolition, in every state in this confederacy, where it now exists ! Patriotism
makes us a freesoiler ; state pride makes us an emancipationist ; a" profound
But, thanks to heaven, we have no ominous forebodings of the result of the
contest now pending between Liberty and Slavery in this confederacy. Though
neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet, our vision is sufiiciently penetrative to
of our subject, and proceed to compile a couple of tables that will exhibit on a
single page the wealth, revenue and expenditure, of the several states of the
confederacy. Let it be distinctly understood, however, that, in the compilation of
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A must read for anyone that wants to understand the economic and social implications of the Southern slave aristocracy.
A well researched and written review of the slave aristocracy that suppressed and exploited both black slaves and non-slave holding whites alike.
This book is critical to understanding why the Southern Gentry despised the North for "exploiting" the South and "stealing" the Souths' financial resources when in fact the increasingly inefficient and unproductive system of slave labor doomed the South to ever increasing reliance on Northern resources to maintain their facade of prosperity.
H. R. Helper explains the slave states downward spiral toward economic collapse that will ultimately drive 11 of the states to secede from the Union and start the Civil War
This book is an insight today into much of the Souths' ongoing struggle to join the rest of the United States in economic prosperity