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... The Voice of France — Opinions of Lafayette — Montesquieu — Louis X —
BufFon — Rousseau — Brissot — The Voice of Germany — Opinions of Grotius
— Goethe — Luther — Extract from the Letter of a living German writer to his
... City — Importance of Cities in General — Letters from the Mayors of sundry
American Cities, North and South — Wealth and Population of New- York,
Baltimore, Philadelphia, New-Orleans, Boston, St. Louis, Brooklyn, Charleston,
The words embraced within this quotation were used by Washington, in a letter to
John F. Mercer, dated September 9th, 1780 — a letter from which we shall quote
more freely hereafter ; and we think his emphatic use of the participle abolish, ...
In a letter to John F. Mercer, dated September 9tb, 1786, General Washington
says : — " I never mean, unless some particular circumstances should compel me
to it, to possess another slave by purchase, it being among my first wishes to see
In a letter to Sir John Sinclair, he further said : — " There are in Pennsylvania
laws for the gradual abolition of slavery, which neither Virginia nor Maryland
have at present, but which nothing is more certain than they must have, and at a
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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