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D. , of Dublin , says : The cultivation of statistics must be the source of all future
improvement in the science of political economy , because it is to the table of the
statistician that the economist must look for his facts ; and all speculations not ...
... the Chesapeake to the Rio Grande , are beginning to see that slavery , even in
a mercenary point of view , is impolitic , because it is unprofitable . Those unique ,
mysterious little Arabic sentinels on the watch - towers of political economy , 1 ...
... and to recover the inalienable rights and liberties , which have been filched
from you by an unprincipled oligarchy . In deference to truth , decency and good
sense , it is to be hoped that negro - driving politicians will never more FREE
be hoped that negro - driving politicians will never more have the effrontery to
open their mouths in extolling the agricultural achievements of slave labor .
Especially is it desirable , that , as a simple act of justice to a basely de ceived
They show unequivocally , in spite of all the blarney and boasting of slave -
driving politicians , that the entire value of all the agricultural interests of the free
States is very nearly twice as great as the entire value of all the agricultural
interests of ...
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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