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She has done, and is now doing, great honor to herself, her State and the nation,
and her name and fame are spoken with reverence in the remotest regions of the
earth. How is it with Beaufort, in North Carolina, whose harbor is said to be the ...
... entailed upon us a humiliating dependence on the Free States ; disgraced us
in the recesses of our own souls, and brought us under reproach in the eyes of all
civilized and enlightened nations — may all be traced to one common source, ...
... arc far from being the barren array of figures ingeniously and laboriously
combined into columns and tables, which many persons are apt to suppose them
. They constitute rather the ledger of a nation, in which, like the merchant in his
Here we have unquestionable proof that of all the bushel-measure products of
the nation, the free states produce far more than one-half ; and it is worthy of
particular mention, that the ' excess of Northern products is of the most valuable
... we perceive that the average value of hay throughout the nation is supposed to
be not more than half a cent per pound — $11.20 per ton — which, as we have
seen above, is considerably less than half the present market value ; — and this,
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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