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331 CHAPTER I. COMPARISON BETWEEN THE FREE AND THE SLAVE
STATES . 0 It is not our intention in this chapter to enter into an elaborate
ethnographical essay , to establish peculiarities of difference , mental , moral ,
and physical , in ...
The incontrovertible facts we have thus far presented are , we think , amply
sufficient , both in number and magnitude , to bring conviction to the mind of
every candid reader , that there is something wrong , socially , politically and
The word statistics was invented in the middle of the last century by a German
professor , * to express a summary view of the physical , moral , and social
conditions of States ; he justly remarked , that a numerical statement of the extent
FD is , to ascertain the general course of operation of man's mental and moral
faculties , and to furnish us with a correct standard of judgment , by enabling us to
determine the average amount of the past as a guide to the average probabilities
man's erate e cale stater 2p2 ren in e ad view , all of the results of a year or of a
period of years , as compared with other periods , and deduce the profit or the
loss which has been made , in morals , education , wealth or power . " Impressed
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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