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I. BOYHOOD or LINCOLN 1 he has to be satisfied n with his ideal . me statesmen
of the las i to this rule . He wa n his lifetime , and ever For his place is among Co
them he belongs by Ird work , his unfaltering right , and above all be iplicity of ...
TOA OR NE MAT D I re bot har ties which distinguished him from the house of
Lincoln , and from others of the house of Hanks . She was , he said , the
illegitimate daughter of a Virginian gentleman , whose name he did not know ,
but from ...
i ters , Lincoln must have had singularly little intercourse either with men versed
in great affairs or with men of approved intellectual distinction . But a mind too
original to be subdued to its surroundings found much that was stimulating in this
Lincoln , though he threw himself into these affairs with youthful fervour , would
appear never to have had much grasp of such matters . “ In this respect alone , ”
writes an admirer , " I have always considered Mr. Lincoln a weak man . " It is only
In forming any judgment of Lincoln's career it must , further , be realised that ,
while he was growing up as a statesman , the prevailing conception of popular
government was all the time becoming more unfavourable to leadership and to
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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