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s more all the Pers . choca those two grand divisions of the country , which ,
without reference to the situation that any part of their territory bears to the
cardinal points , are every day becoming more familiarly known by the
We believe , moreover , that every patriotic Southerner thus convinced will feel it
a duty he owes to himself , to his country , and to his God , to become a thorough ,
inflexible , practical abolitionist . So mote it be ! Now to our figures .
... and twenty years in the South , without becoming acquainted with the
demagogical mancouverings of the oligarchy . Their intrigues and tricks of
legerdemain are as familiar to us as household words ; in vain might the world be
ransacked for ...
... converse with those who have neither dimes nor hereditary rights in human
flesh , Whenever it pleases , and to the extent it pleases , a slaveholder to
become communicative , poor whites may hear with fear and trembling , but not
Within its pestilential atmosphere , nothing succeeds ; progress and prosperity
are unknown ; inanition and slothfulness ensue ; everything becomes dull ,
dismal and unprofitable ; wretchedness and desolation run riot throughout the
land ; an ...
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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