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At the taking of the last census , the value of real and personal property in
Virginia , including negroes , was $ 391,646,438 ; that of New York , exclusive of
any monetary valuation of human beings , was $ 1,080,309,216 . In August ,
1856 , the ...
... under reproach in the eyes of all civilized and enlightened nations — may all
be traced to one common source , and there find solution in the most hateful and
horrible word , that was ever incorporated into the vocabulary of human economy
... is never told except in public harangues ; for the haughty cavaliers of shackles
and handcuffs will not degrade them . selves by holding private converse with
those who have neither dimes nor hereditary rights in human flesh , Whenever it
... aside from the increase of bis human chattels , he felt quite confident he had
not cleared as much even as one per cent . per annum on the amount of his
investment . The real and personal property of this aged Christian consists chiefly
in a ...
Human life , in all ages , has been made up of a series of adventures and
experiments , and even at this stage of the world's existence , we are almost as
destitute of a perfect rule of action , secular or religious , as were the erratic ...
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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