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... Philadelphia, New-Orleans, Boston, St. Louis, Brooklyn, Charleston, Cincinnati,
Louisville, Chicago, Richmond, Providence, Norfolk, Buffalo, Savannah, New-
Bedford, Wilmington — Wealth Concentrated at Commercial Points — Boston
The person whose curiosity prompts him to take an account of the immense piles
of Northern lumber now lying on the wharves and houseless lots in Baltimore,
Richmond, and other slaveholding cities, will not, we imagine, form a very
With tears in its eyes, and truth on its lips, for the first time after an interval of
twenty years, the Richmond Enquirer helps to paint the melancholy picture. In
1852, that journal thus bewailed the condition of Virginia : — " We have cause to
Whether any oi all of them shared a division of spoils with a certain newspaper
editor, we have no means of knowing ; but if all accounts be true, there was
consummated in Richmond, in the latter part of the year 1832, one of the blackest
Thus, if we are to believe Mr. Benton, in his " Thirty Year's View," and we are
disposed to regard him as good authority, the Washington Union was brought
into existence under the peculiar auspices of the ostensible editor of the
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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