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11 Progress and Prosperity of the North - Inertness and Imbecility of the South -
The True Cause and the RemedyQuantity and Value of the Agricultural Products
of the two Sections — Important Statistics — Wealth , Revenue , and Expenditure
... two Sections — Popular Vote for President in 1856 - Patents Issued on New
Inventions — Value of Church Property - Acts of Benevolence - Contributions for
the Bible Cause , Tract Cause , Missionary Cause , and Colonization Cause-
N into a state of comparative imbecility and obscurity , it is our determination to
trace out the causes which have led to the elevation of the former , and the
depression of the latter , and to use our most earnest and honest endeavors to
For the present , suffice it to say , that the cause of her shameful insignificance
and decline is essentially the same that has thrown every other southern city and
State in the rear of progress , and rendered them tributary , in a commercial and ...
Now to our figures . Few persons have an adequate idea of the important part the
cardinal numbers are now playing in the cause of Liberty . They are working
wonders in the South . Intelligent , business men , from the Chesapeake to 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