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Taking it for granted that this town furnishes a fair relative proportion of all the
slaveholders, and non-slaveholding slave-hirers in the slave States, the whole
number of the former, including those who have beet " entered more than once,"
Still more cruel and unjust would it be, however, to the non-slaveholding whites
no less than to the negroes, to grant further toleration to the /" existence of slavery
. In any event, come what will, transpire HOW SLAVERY CAN BE ABOLISHED.
days — their masters, if unwilling, ought, in our judgment, to be compelled to
grant them their freedom, and to pay each and every one of them at least sixty
dollars cash in hand. The aggregate sum thus raised would amount to about two
God grant that North Carolina may be that State, and soon ! There is at least one
plausible reason why this good old State should be the first to move in this
important matter, and we will state it. On the 20th of May, 1775, just one year one
... injustice, claim a right to dispose of the persons or acquisitions of any other m;
in or body of men. unless it can be proved that such a right has arisen from some
compact between the parties, in which it has been explicitly and freely granted.
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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