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HOW SLAVERY CAN BE ABOLISHED ..... 123 Value of Lands in the Free and in
the Slave States — A few Plain Words addressed to Slaveholders — The Old
Ilomestead - Area and Population of the several States , of the Territories , and of
... in practice , and having seen and felt its evil influences upon individuals ,
communities and states , we deem it a duty , no less than a privilege , to enter our
protest against it , and to use our most strenuous efforts to overturn and abolish it
Of all the experiments that have been tried by the people in America , slavery has
proved the most fatal ; and the sooner it is abolished the better it will be for us , for
posterity , and for the world . One of the evils resulting from it , and that not the ...
Until the North abolished slavery , she had no advantage of us whatever ; the
South was more than her equal in every respect . But no sooner had she got rid
of that hampering and pernicious institution than she began to absorb our wealth
... and no doubt earnestly desired , that the States , in their sovereign capacities ,
would soon abolish an institution which was so palpably in conflict with the
principles cnunciated in the Declaration of Independence . Indeed , it would
seem that ...
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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