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... but also from the just reproaches of the civilized world, we will, for the present,
in deference to their feelings, forbear the further enumeration of these degrading
disparities, and turn our attention to PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
In 1850, the products of manufactures, mining, and the mechanic arts, in
Pennsylvania, amounted to $155,044,910 ; the products of the same in South
Carolina, amounted to only $7,063,513. As shown by the census report of 1850,
which was ...
In Pennsylvania, in 1850, the annual income of public schools amounted to
$1,348,249 ; the same in South Carolina, in the same years, amounted to only
$200,600 ; in the former state there were 393 libraries other than private, in the
New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania.. . . Rhode Island Vermont. Wiscousin
Wheat, 17,228 i 41,762 9,414,575 6,214,458 1,530,581 296,259 31,211
4,925,889 185,658 1,601,190 13,121,498 14,487,351 15,367,691 49 535,955
... 6,492 4,148,182 3,585,059 Ohio 425,918 354,358 Pennsylvania 4,805,160
165,584 651,029 4,951,014 1,402,956 26,409 18,875 176,233 42,150 81,253
209,692 59,033,170 12,574,623 5,002,013 Potatoes, (I. Barley, & S.) bush.
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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