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The expression of any sentiment at all conflicting with the gospel of slavery ,
dooms them at once in the community in which they live , and then , whether
willing or unwilling , they are obliged to become heroes , martyrs , or exiles . They
... where the poor whites and the negroes are alike bowed down in heathenish
ignorance and barbarism , and where the news is received but once a week , and
then only in a Northernbuilt stage - coach , drawn by horses in Northern harness
In traversing that county , one will discover numerous farm - houses , once the
abode of industrious and intelligent freemen , now occupied by slaves , or
tenantless , deserted and dilapidated ; he will observe fields , once fertile , now
of the magnificent edifices and other structures , both private and public , in which
timber , in its various forms , is extensively used , are to be found in the free
Stateswe say , let all these things be remembered , and the truth will at once flash
fairy TO 4 FA For the purpose of showing what Virginia , once the richest , most
populous , and most powerful of the States , has become under the blight of
slavery , we shall now introduce an extract from one of the speeches delivered by
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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