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... the Non-slaveholding Whites — Liberal Slaveholders, and what may be
expected of them— Slave-driving Democrats— Classification of Votes Polled at
the Five Points Precinct in 1856— Parts played by the Republicans, Whigs,
... are the only members of this confederacy that have established republican
forms of government based upon the theories of Washington, Jefferson, Madison,
Henry, and other eminent statesmen of Virginia. The great revolutionary
... have enjoyed the advantages of free soil, free labor, free speech, free presses,
and free schools, and who have, in consequence, become great in numbers, in
virtue, in wealth, and in wisdom, voted for Fremont, the Republican candidate, ...
In the 39th No. of " The Federalist," he says :— " The first question that offers itself
is, whether the general form and aspect of the government be strictly Republican.
It is evident that no other form would be reconcilable with the genius of the ...
... everlasting curse of humau bondage." t"' A bumper to the memory of noble
Harry of the West ! CASSIU3 M. CLAY. Of the great number of good speeches
made by members of the Republican party during the late Presidential campaign,
it is, ...
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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