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Resolved — That as we now acknowledge the existence and rontrol of no law or
legal officer, civil or military, within this county, we do hereby ordain and adopt, as
a rule of life, all, each, and every of our former laws — wherein, nevertheless, ...
Military Policy of the North .... 273 2. The War in the West up to May, 1862 . 279 3.
The War in the East up to May, 1863 . 284 X. Emancipation 3*3 XI. The Approach
of Victory 338 1. The War to the End of 1863 . . . ' 338 i 2. Conscription and the ...
It might wage war with England, but it could not effectually control or regularly pay
the military service of its own citizens; it might make a treaty of peace with
England, but it could not enforce on its citizens distasteful obligations of that
Even if sufficient military force and apt forms of law had existed for taking such
measures they would have united the South in support of South Carolina, and
alienated the North, which was anxious for conciliation. Yet it was possible for the
But at the very beginning these advantages simply did not tell at all, for the
immediately available military force of the North was insignificant, and that of the
South clearly superior to it; and even when they began to tell, it was bound to be
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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