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... the present volume ; and so well convinced am I that the plan which I have
proposed is the only really practical one for achieving the desired end, that I
earnestly hope to see it prosecuted with energy and zeal, until tho Flag of
Freedom shall ...
... of Norfolk — Baltimore, 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.
... but also from the just reproaches of the civilized world, we will, for the present,
in deference to their feelings, forbear the further enumeration of these degrading
disparities, and turn our attention to PENNSYLVANIA AND SOUTH CAROLINA.
In 1854, the imports into Philadelphia, which, 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, ...
... 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,
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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