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... America -- Freedom and Slavery at the Fair - What Freedom Did-- What Slavery
Did - Average Value per Acre of Lands in the States of New York and North
Carolina . PAGE CHAPTER IX . COMMERCIAL CITIES - SOUTHERN
FD is , to ascertain the general course of operation of man's mental and moral
faculties , and to furnish us with a correct standard of judgment , by enabling us to
determine the average amount of the past as a guide to the average probabilities
... at an average cost to the last purchaser , by the time it is stowed in the mow , of
at least twenty - five dollars per ton ; it would thus appear that this most popular
and valuable provender , one of the staple commodities of the North , commands
Dealers in the article in Baltimore think it will average twenty - five dollars , in their
market . Four or five months ago they sold it at thirty dollars per ton . At the very
time we write , though there is less activity in the article than usual , we learn ...
The average of these prices is twenty - six dollars sixteen and two - third cents ;
and we suppose it would be fair to employ the figures which would indicate this
amount , the net value of a single ton , in calculating the total market value of the
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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