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NORTHERN TESTIMONY ... 235 Opinions of Franklin - Hamilton - Jay - Adams -
Webster --Clinton - Warren -- Complimentary Allusions to Garrison , Greeley ,
Seward , Sumner , and others . i CHAPTER V. TESTIMONY OF THE NATIONS .
... and Future - Insignificance of Southern Commerce - Enslavement of
Slaveholders to the Products of Northern Industry-Almost Utter Lack of Patrioitsm
in Southern Merchants and Slaveholders . ca CHAPTER X. FACTS AND
... in one way or another , the proprietor and dispenser of all our floating wealth ,
and that we are dependent on Northern capitalists for the means necessary to
build our railroads , canals and other public improvements ; that if we want to visit
be T . though it may lie directly South of us , we find no convenient way of getting
there except by taking passage through a Northern port ; and that nearly all the
profits arising from the exchange of commodities , from insurances and shipping
ovenient vrough a ing from shipping pursuits inrested upendous nd attest to it
they ne in the chanical , -re , We go to the velopes Elandkerto the pianos , ,
school our " wild oats ” on Northern soil ; in middle - life we exhaust our wealth ,
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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