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BY HINTON ROWAN HELPER , OF NORTH CAROLINA . CountryMEN ! I sue for
simple justice at your hands , Naught else I ask , nor less will have ; Act right ,
therefore , and yield my claim , Or , by the great God that made all things , I'll fight
... SINCERE FRIEND AND FELLOW - CITIZEN , THE AUTHOR . 1 PREFACE . If
my countrymen , particularly my countrymen. To HENRY M , WILLIS , OF
CALIFORNIA , NEW YORK AND VIRGINIA . MASSACHUSETTS AND NORTH
11 Progress and Prosperity of the North - Inertness and Imbecility of the South -
The True Cause and the RemedyQuantity and Value of the Agricultural Products
of the ... North Carolina - Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence it is all well.
PAGE Rights . North Carolina - Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence --
Judge Ruffin , South Carolina -- Extracts from the Writings of some of her more
Sensible Sons . Georgia -Gen . Oglethorpe - Darien Resolutions . CHAPTER IV .
... Persons over fifteen years of age engaged in Agriculture or other out - door
Labor in the Slave StatesFalsity of the Assertion that White Men cannot cultivate
Southern Soil - White Female Agriculturists in North Carolina - Number of Natives
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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