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Cop-itrymeji I I sue for simple justice at your hands, Naught else I ask, nor less
will have ; Act right, thtagMfcre, and yield my claim, Or, by the grcat'God that
made all things, I,ll fight, Mil from my bones my floah be hack,d ! — Shakspeare.
To the latter side of the question, Northern writers have already done full and
timely justice. The genius of the North has also most ably and eloquently
discussed the subject in the form of novels. Yankee wives have written the most
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 ...
She has hugged a viper to her breast ; her whole system has been paralyzed, her
conscience is seared, and she is becoming callous to every principle of justice
and magnanimity. Except among the non-slaveholders, who, besides being kept
... from her soil — patriots whose voices shall be heard before we finish our task
— and in utter violation of every principle of justice and humanity, she still
persists in fostering an institution which is so manifestly detrimental to her vital
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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