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At the taking of the last census , the value of real and personal property in
Virginia , including negroes , was $ 391,646,438 ; that of New York , exclusive of
any monetary valuation of human beings , was $ 1,080,309,216 . In August ,
1856 , the ...
... in Massachusetts , without recognizing property in man , or setting a monetary
price on the head of a single citizen , white or black , amounted to $ 573,342,286
; the value of the same in North Carolina , including negroes , amounted to only ...
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degree of slavery , and of three millions of miserable kidnapped negroes from the
first degree , cannot be accomplished too soon . That it was not accomplished ...
As a general rule , poor white persons are regarded with less esteem and
attention than negroes , and though the condition of the latter is wretched beyond
description , vast numbers of the former are infinitely worse off . A cunningly
Even in the most insignificant little villages in the interior of the slave States ,
where books , newspapers and other mediums of intelligence are unknown ,
where the poor whites and the negroes are alike bowed down in heathenish
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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