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... and Expenditure of the several States — Sterling Extracts and General
Remarks on Free and Slave Labor — The Immediate Abolition of Slavery the
True Policy of the South. CHAPTER H. HOW SLAVERY CAN BE ABOLISHED
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we here unhesitatingly declare ourself in favor of its immediate and unconditional
abolition, in every state in this confederacy, where it now exists ! Patriotism
makes us a freesoiler ; state pride makes us an emancipationist ; a" profound
Nothing short of the complete abolition of slavery can save the South from falling
into the vortex of utter ruin. (Too long have we yielded a submissive obedience to
the tyrannical domination of an inflated oligarchy \ too long have we tolerated ...
... and which, when duly considered in connection with the foregoing and
subsequent portions of our work, will, we believe, carry conviction to the mind that
the downward tendency of the South can be arrested only by the abolition of
Less than three-quarters of a century ago — say in 1789, for that was about the
average time of the abolition of slavery in the Northern States — the South, with
advantages in soil, climate, rivers, harbors, minerals, forests, and, indeed, ...
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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