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Oglethorpe — Darien Resolutions. CHAPTER IV. NORTHERN TESTIMONY 235
Opinions of Franklin — Hamilton — Jay — Adams — Webster —Clinton—
Warren— Complimentary Allusions to Garrison, Greeley, Seward, Sumner, and
... and with the desire and fixed purpose to reside permanently within the limits of
the South, and with the expectation of dying there also — we feel that we have
the right to express our opinion, however humble or unimportant it may be, on
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
... and if our brethren of the South will but throw aside their unfounded prejudices
and preconceived opinions, and give us a fair and patient hearing, we feel
confident that we can bring them to the same conclusion. Indeed, we believe we
We have already intimated that the opinion is prevalent throughout the South that
the free States are quite sterile and unproductive, and that they are mainly
dependent on us for breadstufis and other provisions. So far as the cereals, fruits,
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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