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... Persons over fifteen years of age engaged in Agriculture or other out - door
Labor in the Slave StatesFalsity of the Assertion that White Men cannot cultivate
Southern Soil - White Female Agriculturists in North Carolina - Number of Natives
COMMERCIAL CITIES - SOUTHERN COMMERCE ... 331 Plea for a great
Southern Commercial City - Importance of Cities in General - Letters from the
Mayors of sundry American Cities , North and South - Wealth and Population of
... pitch , and turpentine , annually produced in the Southern States . Our efforts to
obtain reliable information respecting another very important branch of profitable
industry , the lumber business , have also proved unavailing ; and we are left to ...
Southern pro - slavery politicians , some of whom have not hesitated to buy and
sell their own sons and daughters , boast that the slaves of the South are worth
sixteen hundred million of dollars , and we have seen the amount estimated as ...
Not long since , it was declared in the South that “ one free laborer is equal to five
slaves , " and as there are two million five hundred thousand Europeans in the
free States , all of whom are free laborers , we might bring Southern authority to ...
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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