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To say nothing of the sin and the shame of slavery , we believe it is a most
expensive and unprofitable institution ; and if our brethren of the South will but
throw aside their unfounded prejudices and preconceived opinions , and give us
a fair ...
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 .
... will , we believe , carry conviction to the mind that the downward tendency of
the South can be arrested only by the abolition of slavery . lower TABLE NO . I.
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS OF THE FREE 34 COMPARISON BETWEEN THE.
Thus our disappointment gives way to a feeling of intense mortification , and our
soul involuntarily , but justly , we believe , cries out for retribution against the
treacherous , slavedriving legislators , who have so basely and unpatriotically ...
... largely in the majority , and all inhabiting the same country , so basely duped ,
so adroitly swindled , or so damnably outraged . It is expected that the stupid and
sequacious masses , the white victims of slavery , will believe , and , as a gen?
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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