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... at an average cost to the last purchaser , by the time it is stowed in the mow , of
at least twenty - five dollars per ton ; it would thus appear that this most popular
and valuable provender , one of the staple commodities of the North , commands
By every consideration of self - preservation , we are called to make better efforts
to expel the Northern grocer from the State with his butter , and the Ohio and
Kentucky horse , mule , and hog driver , from our county at least . It is a reproach
Some one has said that “ an honest confession is good for the gul , " and if the
adage be true , as we have no doubt it is , we think Mr. C. C. Clay is entitled to a
quiet conscience on one score at least . In the extract quoted above , he gives us
Ets of 1 “定 toe in i as there produced and sold in the free States , is at least fifty
millions of dollars greater than the value of the same articles annually produced
and sold in the slave States . Of sweet milk alone , it is estimated that the monthly
The two tables from which they are borrowed are at least a volume within
themselves ; and , after all the pains we have taken to compile them , we shall ,
perhaps , feel somewhat disappointed if the reader fails to avail himself of 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