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If the answer to this query is not already in the reader's mind , it will suggest itself
before he peruses the whole of this work . For the present , suffice it to say , that
the cause of her shameful insignificance and decline is essentially the same that
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 ...
Treasure it up in your minds , outraged friends and non - slaveholders of the
South , and let the recollection of it arouse you to an inflexible determination to
extirpate the monstrous enemy that stalks abroad in your land , and to recover the
... forms , is extensively used , are to be found in the free Stateswe say , let all
these things be remembered , and the truth will at once flash across the mind that
the forests of the North are a source of far greater income than those of the South
... to discriminate between the true and the false , the good and the bad , and that
with the development of this faculty of the mind , error and discord will begin to
wane , and finally cease to exist . Of all the experiments that have been tried by ...
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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