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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 —
... that so far as dollars and cents are concerned, that single city could buy the
whole State of North Carolina, and by right of purchase, if sanctioned by the
Constitution of the United States, and by State Constitutions, hold her as a
... preventing the formation of hasty judgments and erroneous conclusions." The
compiler, or rather the superintendent of the seventh United States census, Prof.
De Bow, a gentleman of more than ordinary industry and practical learning, who,
... doing it, — the hay crop of the free states, 12,690,982 tons, in 1850, would
amount in valuation to the enormous sum of $331,081,695 — more than four
times the value of all the cotton produced in the United States during the same
Indeed, it would seem that, among the framers of that immortal instrument and its
equally immortal sequel, the Constitution of the United States, there was a tacit
understanding to this effect ; and the Northern States, true to their implied faith, ...
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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