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0 that will utterly confound the friends of despotism , set at defiance the authority
of usurpers , and carry consternation to the heart of every slavery - propagandist .
To undeceive the people of the South , to bring them to a knowledge of the ...
On the authority of Southrons themselves , it is demonstrable beyond the
possibility of refutation that the intrinsic value of all the property in the free States
is more than three times greater than the intrinsic value of all the property in the
... only $ 2,936,090,737 ; while , according to the same authority , the value of all
the real and personal property in the free States , genuine property , property that
is everywhere recognized as property , was , at the same time , $ 4,102,172,108 ...
Not long since , it was declared in the South that “ one free laborer is equal to five
slaves , " and as there are two million five hundred thousand Europeans in the
free States , all of whom are free laborers , we might bring Southern authority to ...
In the language of another , " we miglit multiply er : tracts almost indefinitely from
Virginia authorities — testifying to the blight and degradation that have overtaken
the Old Dominion , in every department of her affairs . Her commerce gone , her ...
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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