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The lesson is before them in a variety of exceedingly interesting forms, and,
sooner or later, they must learn it, either voluntarily or by compulsion. Virginia, in
particular, is a spoilt child, having been the pet of the General Government for the
Fifty years later when he had been nominated fur the Presidency he was asked
for material for an accou it of his early life. "Why," he said, "it is a great foly to
attempt to make anything out of me or my early lifs. It can all be condensed into a
One morning four years later he was at work near his cabin with Mordecai, Josiah
, and Thomas, his sons, when a shot from the bushes near by brought him down.
Mordecai ran to the house, Josiah to a fort, which was close to them. Thomas ...
Abraham's later letters to this companion of his youth deserve to be looked up in
the eight large volumes called his Works, for it is hard to see how a man could
speak or act better to an impecunious friend who would not face his own troubles
... such as that in which the Lincoln family passed their first winter near Gentryville
. The site once chosen and the clearing once made, there was no such ease of
cultivation or such certain fertility as later settlers found yet further west when 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