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... tabular statements and statistical facts It is worthy of note , however , that those
objections never come from thorough scholars or profound thinkers . Among the
majority of mankind , the science of statistics is only beginning to be appreciated
... we find slavery gaining -a thing it has never yet been known to do we shall , as
a matter of course , see that the above amount is transferred to the credit of the
side to which it of right belongs . In making up these tables we have two objects
Notwithstanding the fact that the white non - slaveholders of the South , are in the
majority , as five to one , they have never yet had any part or lot in framing the
laws under which they live . There is no legislation except for the benefit of slaveí
Notwithste ders of the Sea y have never y under which the he benefit of slam e ,
poor white pe d attention this latter is preto the former are tify and pervert the
sacred principles of liberty , and turn the curse of slavery into a blessing . To the ...
peuple > Те alt Site even that little , always garbled and one - sided , is never told
except in public harangues ; for the haughty cavaliers of shackles and handcuffs
will not degrade them . selves by holding private converse with those who have ...
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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