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... 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 have the FREE AND THE SLAVE STATES. 53.
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
... in substituting liberty for slavery, attained a degree of eminence and prosperity
altogether unknown in the slave States. Amidst all the hyperbole and cajolery of
slave-driving politicians, who, as we have already seen, are ' the books, the arts,
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 ...
Southern pro-slavery politicians, some of whom have not hesitated to buy and
sell their own sons and daughters, boast that the slaves of the South are worth
sixteen hundred million of dollars, and we have seen the amount estimated as
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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