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... Past , Present , and Future - Insignificance of Southern Commerce -
Enslavement of Slaveholders to the Products of Northern Industry-Almost Utter
Lack of Patrioitsm in Southern Merchants and Slaveholders . ca CHAPTER X.
FACTS AND ...
For the present , suffice it to say , that the cause of her shameful insignificance
and decline is essentially the same that has thrown every other southern city and
State in the rear of progress , and rendered them tributary , in a commercial and ...
... in foreign trade , ranks at present but fourth among the commercial cities of the
union , were $ 21,963,021 . In 1850 , the products of manufactures , mining , and
the mechanic arts , in Pennsylvania , amounted to $ 155,044,910 ; the products ...
... we perceive that the average value of hay throughout the nation is supposed to
be not more than half a cent per pound- $ 11.20 per ton - which , as we have
seen above , is considerably less than half the present market value ; -and this ,
... assumed that , in the present year of grace , 1857 , the free States are worth at
least thirty - four hundred million of dollars more than the slare States ! Let him
who dares , gainsay these remarks and rals is ce , bez purses ble alla rear invest
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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