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By every consideration of self - preservation , we are called to make better efforts
to expel the Northern grocer from the State with his butter , and the Ohio and
Kentucky horse , mule , and hog driver , from our county at least . It is a reproach
Recourse must be had to an almost inconceivable number ; billions must be
called into play ; and there are the figures telling us , with unmistakable emphasis
and distinctness , that , in this department of agriculture , as in every other , the ...
... and all the multifarious interests of husbandry , we decm it quite unnecessary
to say more . Cotton has been shorn of its mazic power , and is no longer King ;
dried grass , commonly called hay , is , it seems , the rightful heir to the throne .
... of New York , speaking of despotism in Europe , and of slavery in America ,
asks :“ Have not prescription and precedent - patriarchal dominion -divine right of
kings and masters , been alternately called in to sanction the slavery of nations ?
FORTESCUE says : 1 “ Those rights which God and nature have established ,
and which are therefore called natural rights , such as life and liberty , need not
the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are
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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