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Reared amidst the institution of slavery , believing it to be wrong both in principle
and in practice , and having seen and felt its evil influences upon individuals ,
communities and states , we deem it a duty , no less than a privilege , to enter our
Is this sufficiently explicit and categorical ? If not , we hold ourself in readiness at
all times , to return a prompt reply to any proper question that may be
propounded . Our repugnance to the institution of slavery , springs from no one -
sided idea ...
Though neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet , our vision is sufficiently
penetrative to divine the future so far as to be able to see that the " peculiar
institution ” has but a short , and , as heretofore , inglorious existence before it .
Time , the ...
1 le listen to no modifying terms or compromises that may be proposed by the
proprietors of the unprofitable and ungodly institution . Nothing short of the
complete abolition of slavery can save the South from falling into the vortex of
utter ruin .
... 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 0 , have joined forces , allied themselves to the powers of freedom ,
and are hemming in and combatting the institution with the most signal success .
If let alone , we have no doubt the digits themselves would soon terminate 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