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... impel and sustain us, we pursue our labor with love, with hope, and with
constantly renewing vigor. That we shall encounter opposition we consider as cer
\ tain ; perhaps we may even be subjected to insult 2fi COMPARISON BETWEEN
tain ; perhaps we may even be subjected to insult and violence. From the
conceited and cruel oligarchy of the South, we could look for nothing less. But we
shall shrink from no responsibility, and do nothing unbecoming a man ; we know
... and who is, perhaps, the greatest statistician in the country, says : — " Statistics
arc far from being the barren array of figures ingeniously and laboriously
combined into columns and tables, which many persons are apt to suppose them
... Paul C. Cameron, before the Agricultural Society of Orange County, North
Carolina. This production is, in the main, so powerfully conceived, so correct and
plausible in its statements and conclusions, and so well calculated, though,
The two tables from which they are borrowed are at least a volume within
themselves ; and, after all the pains we have taken to compile them, we shall,
perhaps, feel somewhat disappointed if the reader fails to avail himself of the
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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