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... Labor– The True Friends of the South - Slavery Thoughtful — Signs of
Contrition - Progress of Freedom in the South - Antislavery Extracts from
Southern Journals — A Right Feeling in the Right Quarter - The Illiterate Poor
Whites of the South ...
... and her unhappy people , without proper or profitable employment , poor in
pocket , and few in number , go mourning or loafing about the streets . Her
annual im18 busiEthan rerer land . r the es the sas ,. 18 COMPARISON
... of annihilating the monstrous iniquity . We want to become an auxiliary in the
good work , and facilitate it . The liberation of five millions of " poor white trash ”
from the otting ity of rishad " out to the i mere 32 COMPARISON BETWEEN THE.
As a general rule , poor white persons are regarded with less esteem and
attention than negroes , and though the condition of the latter is wretched beyond
description , vast numbers of the former are infinitely worse off . A cunningly
43 higher in the scale ' er . Thus our de intense mortis ustly , we beliet reacherous
, olan and unpatricia e constituents and y . Notwithste ders of the Sea y have
never y under which the he benefit of slam e , poor white pe d attention this latter
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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