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... monstrous iniquity. We want to become an auxiliary in the good work, and
facilitate it. The liberation of five millions of " poor white trash" from the second
degree of slavery, and of three millions of miserable 32 COMPARISON
second degree of slavery, and of three millions of miserable kidnapped negroes
from the first degree, cannot be accom. plished too soon. That it was not
accomplished many- years ago is our misfortune. It now behooves us to take a
bold and ...
... in favor of the North, of seventeen million four hundred and twentyihree
thousand one hundred and fifty-two bushels, and a difference in value of forty-
four million seven hundred and eighty-two thousand six hundred and thirty-six
... popular and valuable provender, one of the staple commodities of the North,
commands a market in a single slave State, to the amount of seven million eight
hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars per 46 COMPARISON BETWEEN
of seven million eight hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars per annum. ...
Briefly, then, and in round numbers, we may state the case thus : Maryland buys
annually seven millions of dollars worth of hay from the North, and one million of
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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