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... Labor– The True Friends of the South - Slavery Thoughtful — Signs of
Contrition - Progress of Freedom in the South - Antislavery Extracts from
Southern Journals — A Right Feeling in the Right Quarter - The Illiterate Poor
Whites of the South ...
... whose ancestors have resided in North Carolina between one and two
hundred years , and as one who would rather have his native clime excel than be
excelled , we feel constrained to confess that we are deeply abashed and
chagrined at ...
... TH L e 1 And now that we have come to the very heart and soul of our subject ,
we feel no disposition to mince matters , but mean to speak plainly , and to the
point , without any equivocation , mental reservation , or secret evasion whatever
Patriotism makes us a freesoiler ; state pride makes us an emancipationist ; &
profound sense of duty to the South makes us an abolitionist ; a reasonable
degree of fellow feeling for the negro , makes us a colonizationist . With the free
... unprofitable institution ; and if our brethren of the South will but throw aside
their unfounded prejudices and preconceived opinions , and give us a fair and
patient hearing , we feel confident that we can bring them to the same conclusion
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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