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Against this army for the defense and propagation of slavery, we think it will be an
easy matter — independent of the negroes, who, in nine cases out of ten, would
be delighted with an opportunity to cut their masters' throats, and without ...
An army of brave and worthy successors — champions of Freedom now living,
have the illustrious forefathers of the North, in the persons of Garrison, Greeley,
Giddings, Goodell, Grow, and Gcrrit Smith ; in Seward, Sumner, Stowe, Raymond
Again, a standing army is kept up in the city of Richmond for no other purpose
than to be ready to quell insurrection among the slaves ; this is paid for out of the
public treasury annually. This standing army is called the public guard, but it is no
The statesman cannot mould af heterogeneous people, as the men of a well-
disciplined army or navy can be moulded, to respond to his call and his alone. He
has to do all his work in a society of which! a large part cannot see his object and
Measures of this sort were early urged upon Buchanan by Scott, the Lieutenant-
General (that is, Second in Command under the President) of the Army, who had
been the officer that carried out Jackson's military dispositions when secession ...
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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