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... Presidents of the United States — Judges of the Supreme Court — Secretaries
of State — Presidents of tho Senate — Speakers of the House — Postmasters
General — Secretaries of the Interior — Secretaries of the Treasury —
From the second volume of a valuable political work, " by a Senator of thirty years
," we make the following pertinent extract : — " The Globe was sold, and was paid
for, and how ? becomes a question of public concern to answer ; for it was paid ...
... the representatives and senators in Congress — are all slaveholders. Nor does
the catalogue of their usurpations end here. Through the most heart-sickening
arrogance and bribery, they have obtained control of the General Government, ...
The Chief Justices and the Associate Justices of the Supreme Court of the United
States, the Presidents pro teni. of the Senate, and the Speakers of the House of
Representatives, have, in a large majority of instances, been slave-breeders ...
... any foreign country, that no slave-driver shall be permitted to bring further
disgrace on either the Senate or the House of Representatives, that the chief
justices, associate justices, and judges of the several courts, the governors 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