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In about the same ratio does the value of the agricultural products and live stock
of New - York exceed the value of the agricultural products and live stock of
Virginia . But we will pursue this humiliating comparison no further . With feelings
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mange , and d then , . and soul help us God , “ sink or swim , live or die , survive
or per ish , " we are determined to exercise that right with manly firmness , and ...
Please bear these facts in mind , for , in order to show positively how the free and
slave States do stand upon the great and important subject of rural economy , we
intend to take an account of all the other products of the soil , of the live - stock ...
Notwithstanding the fact that the white non - slaveholders of the South , are in the
majority , as five to one , they have never yet had any part or lot in framing the
laws under which they live . There is no legislation except for the benefit of slaveí
The expression of any sentiment at all conflicting with the gospel of slavery ,
dooms them at once in the community in which they live , and then , whether
willing or unwilling , they are obliged to become heroes , martyrs , or exiles . They
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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