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The more we investigate the matter , the deeper becomes the conviction that we
are right ; and with this to impel and sustain us , we pursue our labor with love ,
with hope , and with constantly renewing vigor . That we shall encounter ...
... we find slavery gaining -a thing it has never yet been known to do we shall , as
a matter of course , see that the above amount is transferred to the credit of the
side to which it of right belongs . In making up these tables we have two objects
Every white man who is under the necessity of earning his bread , by the sweat of
his brow , or by manual labor , in any capacity , no matter how unassuming in
deportment , or exemplary in morals , is treated as if he was a loathsome beast ...
2,766,081,371 There , friends of the South and of the North , you have the
conclusion of the whole matter . Liberty and slavery are before you ; choose
which you will have ; as for us , in the memorable language of the immortal Henry
, we say ...
From the period of the formation of the government down to the present moment ,
her policy has been downright sui : cidal , and , as a matter of course , wholly
indefensible . She has hugged a viper to her breast ; her whole system has been
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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