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... is the only really practical one for achieving the desired end, that I earnestly
hope to see it prosecuted with energy and zeal, until tho Flag of Freedom shall
wave triumphantly alike over the valleys of Virginia and the mounds of
Just sixty years afterward, as we learn from the census of 1850, New York had a
population of 3,097,394 ; while that of Virginia was only 1,421,661, being less
than half the number of New York ! In 1791, the exports of New York amounted to
In 1791, the exports of New York amounted to $2,505,- 465 ; the exports of
Virginia amounted to $3,130,866. In 1852, the exports of New York amounted to
$87,484,456 ; the exports of Virginia, during the same year, amounted to only ...
At the period of the war of independence, the commerce of Virginia was four
times larger than that of New-York." The cash value of all the farms, farming
implements and machinery in Virginia, in 1850, was $223,423,315 ; the value of
the same ...
IV. AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF THE SLAVE STATES 1850. States.
Alabama Arkansas Delaware Florida Georgia Kentucky Louisiana Maryland
Mississippi Missouri North Carolina. South Carolina. Tennessee Texas Virginia
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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