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11 Progress and Prosperity of the North - Inertness and Imbecility of the South -
The True Cause and the RemedyQuantity and Value of the Agricultural Products
of the two Sections — Important Statistics — Wealth , Revenue , and Expenditure
... and Colonization Cause- Table of deaths in the several States in 1850-
Number of Free White Male Persons over fifteen years of age engaged in
Agriculture or other out - door Labor in the Slave StatesFalsity of the Assertion
that White Men ...
In about the same ratio does the value of the agricultural products and live stock
of New - York exceed the value of the agricultural products and live stock of
Virginia . But we will pursue this humiliating comparison no further . With feelings
... mechanical , manufactural , financial , and literary point of view , we are as
helpless as babies ; that , in comparison with the Free States , our agricultural
resources have been greatly exaggerated , misunderstood and mismanaged ;
and that ...
By taking a sort of inventory of the agricultural products of the free and slave
States in 1850 , we now propose to correct a most extraordinary and mischievous
error into which the people of the South have unconsciously fallen . Agriculture , it
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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