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Against this I have nothing to say ; it is all well enough for women to give the
fictions of slavery ; men should give the facts. I trust that my friends and fellow-
citizens of the South will read this book — nay, proud as any Southerner though I
The incontrovertible facts we have thus far presented are, we think, amply
sufficient, both in number and magnitude, to bring conviction to the mind of every
candid reader, that there is something wrong, socially, politically and morally
strengthening the very power which now has us so completely under its thumb. i
It thus appears, in view of the preceding statistical facts and arguments, that the
South, at one time the superior of the North in almost all the ennobling pursuits ...
We will not, however, rest the case exclusively on our own arguments, but will
again appeal to incontrovertible facts and statistics to sustain us in our
conclusions. But before we do so, we desire to fortify ourself against a charge that
is too ...
D., of Dublin, says : " The cultivation of statistics must be the source of all future
improvement in the science of political economy, because it is to the table of the
statistician that the economist must look for his facts ; and all speculations not ...
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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