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CountryMEN ! I sue for simple justice at your hands , Naught else I ask , nor less
will have ; Act right , therefore , and yield my claim , Or , by the great God that
made all things , I'll fight , till from my bones my flesh be back'd 1 - Shakspeare .
... and then only in a Northernbuilt stage - coach , drawn by horses in Northern
harness , in charge of a driver dressed cap - a - pie in Northern habiliments , and
with a Northern whip in his hand , -the agriBaltion at turde demas ennstha receipt
On the other hand , we contend that many years of continual blushing and severe
penance would not suffice to cancel or annul the shame and disgrace that justly
attaches to the South in consequence of slavery the direst evil that e'er befell ...
Whole forests are felled by the ruthless hand of slavery , the trees are cut into
logs , rolled into hcaps , covered with the limbs and brush , and then burned on
the identical soil that gave them birth . The land itself next falls a prey to the fell ...
fed Maryl the D Der } come a sort of garden spot , if it were worked by the hands
of white men alone , can we , ought we , to sit quietly down , fold our arms , and
say to each other , ' Well , well ; this thing will not come to the worst in our days ...
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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