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We love the whole country , the great family of states and territories , one and
inseparable , and would have the word Liberty engraved as an appropriate and
truthful motto , on the escutcheon of every member of the confederacy . We love ...
But , thanks to heaven , we have no ominous forebodings of the result of the
contest now pending between Liberty and Slavery in this confederacy . Though
neither a prophet nor the son of a prophet , our vision is sufficiently penetrative to
Let us now wrest from them the sceptre of power , establish liberty and equal
rights throughout the land , and henceforth and forever guard our legislative halls
from the pollutions and usurpations of proslavery demagogues . We have stated ,
Now to our figures . Few persons have an adequate idea of the important part the
cardinal numbers are now playing in the cause of Liberty . They are working
wonders in the South . Intelligent , business men , from the Chesapeake to the
Notwithste ders of the Sea y have never y under which the he benefit of slam e ,
poor white pe d attention this latter is preto the former are tify and pervert the
sacred principles of liberty , and turn the curse of slavery into a blessing . To 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