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I trust that my friends and fellow-citizens of the South will read this book — nay,
proud as any Southerner though I am, I entreat, I beg of them to do so. And as the
work, considered with reference to its author's nativity, is a novelty — the South ...
... The True Friends of the South — Slavery Thoughtful — Signs of Contrition —
Progress of Freedom in the South — Anti- slavery Extracts from Southern
Journals — A Right Feeling in the Right Quarter — The Illiterate Poor Whites of
... ere long — mark our words — there will ascend from Delaware, and from
Texas, and from all the intermediate States, a huzza for Freedom and for Equal
Rights, that will utterly confound the friends of despotism, set at FKEE AND THE
that will utterly confound the friends of despotism, set at defiance the authority of
usurpers, and carry consternation to the heart of every slavery-propagandist. To
undeceive the people of the South, to bring them to a knowledge of the inferior ...
$2,766,081,371 There, friends of the South and of the North, you have the
conclusion of the whole matter. Liberty and slavery are before you ; choose which
you will have ; as for us, in the memorable language of the immortal Henry, we
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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