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NORTHERN TESTIMONY ... 235 Opinions of Franklin - Hamilton - Jay - Adams -
Webster --Clinton - Warren -- Complimentary Allusions to Garrison , Greeley ,
Seward , Sumner , and others . i CHAPTER V. TESTIMONY OF THE NATIONS .
In our opinion , an opinion which has been formed from data obtained by
assiduous researches , and comparisons , from laborious investigation , logical
reasoning , and earnest reflection , the causes which have impeded the progress
Thus it is that the South , woefully inert and inventionless , has lagged behind the
North , and is now weltering in the cesspool of ignorance and degradation , We
bave already intimated that the opinion is prevalent throughout the South that the
Next to Virginia , Maryland is the greatest Southern hay - producing State ; and
yet , it is the opinion of several of the most extensive hay and grain dealers in
Baltimore , with whom we have conversed on the subject , that the domestic crop
Mortifying as the acknowledgment of the fact is to us , it is our unbiased opinion -
an opinion which will , we believe , be endorsed by every intelligent person who
goes into a careful examination and comparison of all the facts in the case ...
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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