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If my countrymen, particularly my countrymen of the South, still more particularly
those of them who are non-slaveholders, shall peruse this work, they will learn
that no narrow and partial doctrines of political or social economy, no prejudices
... Columbia — Number of Slaveholders in the United States — Abstract of the
Author's Plan for the Abolition of Slavery — Official Power and Despotism of the
Oligarchy — Mal-treatment of the Non-slaveholding Whites — Liberal
In making up these tables we have two objects in view ; the first is to open the
eyes of the non-slaveholders of the South, to the system of deception, that has so
long been practiced upon them, and the second is to show slaveholders ...
There are few Southerners who will not be astonished at the disclosures of these
statistical comparisons, between the free and the slave States. That the
astonishment of the more intelligent and patriotic non-slaveholders will be
mingled with ...
Notwithstanding the fact that the white non-slaveholders of the South, arc 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 slavery, ...
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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