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tai a mild climate ; and from priority of settlement and business connections , to
say nothing of other advantages , she enjoyed greater facilities for commercial
transactions than Philadelphia . She had a right to get custom wherever she
The accuracy of the tables of life have rendered the calculations of rates of
insurance a matter of much greater certainty than they were heretofore ; the
system of keeping the public accounts has been simplified and improved ; and
finally , the ...
We can prove that the North produces greater quantities of bread - stuffs than the
South ! Figures shall show the facts . Properly , the South has nothing left to boast
of ; the North has surpassed her in everything , and is going farther and farther ...
... we believe , be endorsed by every intelligent person who goes into a careful
examination and comparison of all the facts in the case — that the profits arising
to the North from the sale of provender and provisions to the South , are far
Our wealthier planters , with greater means and no more skill , are buying out
their poorer neighbors , extending their plantations , and adding to their slave
force . The wealthy few , who are able to live on smaller profits , and to give their ...
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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