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... the Non-slaveholding Whites — Liberal Slaveholders, and what may be
expected of them— Slave-driving Democrats— Classification of Votes Polled at
the Five Points Precinct in 1856— Parts played by the Republicans, Whigs,
Though the Whig, Democratic, and Know-Nothing dews- papers, in all the States,
free and slave, denounced Col. Fremont as an intolerant Catholic, it is now
generally conceded that he was nowhere supported by the peculiai friends of
For many years the slave-driving Democrats of the South have labored most
strenuously, both by day and by night — we regret to say how unsuccessfully —
to point out abolition proclivities in the Whig and Know-Nothing parties, tho latter
... sophistries of the oligarchy. The mention of the illustrious names above,
reminds us of the fact, that the party newspapers, whose venal columns are
eternally teeming with vituperation and slander, have long assured us that the
Whig ship ...
Washington the founder of the Whig party ! Jefferson the founder of the
Democratic party ! Voltaire the founder of Christianity ! God forbid that man's heart
should always continue to be the citadel of deception — that he should ever be 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