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If to-day we could emancipate all the slaves in the Union, we would do it, and the
country and everybody in it would be vastly better off to-morrow. Now is the time
for action ; let us work. By taking a sort of inventory of the agricultural products of
... in genuine property ; and if the State had emancipated her slaves at the time of
the adoption of the Constitution, the last census would no doubt have reported
her wealth, and correctly, at a sum exceeding a thousand millions of dollars.
One of the best abolition speeches we have ever read was delivered in the
Virginia House of Delegates, January 20th, 1832, by Charles James Faulkner,
who still lives, and who has, we understand, generously emancipated several of
must approach it — you must bear it — you must adopt some plan of
emancipation, or worse will follow.' " Mr. Curtis, in a speech in the Virginia
Legislature in 1832, said : " There is a malaria in the atmosphere of these regions
, which the new ...
What it was that paralyzed the tongues of all those members of the Virgina
Legislature, who, at the session of 1831 -'32, distinguished themselves by
advocating a system of emancipation, is a mystery that has never yet been solved
. Whether ...
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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