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If my countrymen, particularly my countrymen of the South, still more particularly
those of them who are non-slaveholders, shall peruse this work, they will learn
that no narrow and partial doctrines of political or social economy, no prejudices
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 ...
be hoped that negro-driving politicians will never more have the effrontery to
open their mouths in extolling tha agricultural achievements of slave labor.
Especially is it desirable, that, as a simple act of justice to a basely deceived
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 ...
Here follows an extract from his speech ; let Southern politicians read it
attentively, and imbibe a moiety of the spirit of patriotism which it breathes : — "
Sir, I am gratified to perceive that no gentleman has yet risen in this Hall, 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