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PiQl COMMERCIAL CITIES SOUTHERN COMMERCE 331 Ptea for a great
Southern Commercial City — Importance of Cities in General — Letters from the
Mayors of sundry American Cities, North and South — Wealth and Population of
Following the order of our task, the next duty that devolves upon us is to trace out
the causes which have conspired to bring about this important change, and to
place on record the reasons, as we understand them, WHY THE NORTH HAS ...
Among the majority of mankind, the science of statistics is only beginning to be
appreciated ; when well understood, it will be recognized as one of the most
important branches of knowledge, and, as a matter of course, be introduced.
... are so puffed up with the idea of our importance in this respect, that they speak
of the North as a sterile region, unfit for cultivation, and quite dependent on the
South for the necessaries of life ! jSuch rampant ignorance ought to be knocked
Especially is it desirable, that, as a simple act of justice to a basely deceived
populace, they may cease (their stale and senseless harangues on the
importance of cotton. The value of cotton to the South, to the North, to the nation,
and to the ...
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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