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What we mean to do is simply this : to take a survey of the relative position and
importance of the several states of this confederacy , from the adoption of the
national compact ; and when , of two sections of the country starting under the
... in one way or another , the proprietor and dispenser of all our floating wealth ,
and that we are dependent on Northern capitalists for the means necessary to
build our railroads , canals and other public improvements ; that if we want to visit
... TH L e 1 And now that we have come to the very heart and soul of our subject ,
we feel no disposition to mince matters , but mean to speak plainly , and to the
point , without any equivocation , mental reservation , or secret evasion whatever
If let alone , we have no doubt the digits themselves would soon terminate the
existence of slavery ; but we do not mean to let them alone ; they must not have
all the honor of annihilating the monstrous iniquity . We want to become an
The exact quantities of Northern hay , rye , and buckwheat flour , Irish potatoes ,
fruits , clover and grass seeds , and other products of the soil , received and
consumed in all the slaveholding States , we have no means of ascertaining ; but
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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