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... position and importance of the several states of this confederacy , from the
adoption of the national compact ; and when , of two sections of the country
starting under the same auspices , and with equal natural advantages , we find
the one ...
This production is , in the main , so powerfully conceived , so correct and
plausible in its statements and conclusions , and so well calculated , though ,
perhaps , not intended , to arouse the old North State to a sense of her natural
New - York and Massachusetts , which , by nature , are confessedly far inferior to
Virginia and the Carolinas , have , by the more liberal and equitable policy which
they have pursued , in substituting liberty for slavery , attained a degree of ...
... ware used in the Southern States is manufactured in New England ; that , in
outrageous disregard of the natural rights and claims of Southern mechanics , the
markets of the South are forever filled with Northern furniture , vehicles , ax
Nature has been kind to us in all things . The strata and substrata of the South are
profusely enriched with gold and silver , and precious stones , and from the
natural orifices and aqueducts in Virgina and North Carolina , flow the purest ...
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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