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An irrepressib'y active desire to do something to elevate the South to an
honorable and powerful position among the enlightened quarters of the globe,
has been the great leading principle that has actuated me in the preparation ...
... and there find solution in the most hateful and horrible word, that was ever
incorporated into the vocabulary of human economy — Slavery ! Reared amidst
the institution of slavery, believing it to be wrong both in principle and in practice,
... it was soon discovered that the political and economical sciences were likely to
gain the position of physical sciences ; that is to say, they were about to obtain
records of observation, which would test the accuracy of recognized principles, ...
... them ; and thus it is that they are cajoled into the notion that they are the freest,
happiest and most intelligent people in the world, and are taught to look with
prejudice and disapprobation upon every new principle or progressive
She has apostatized from the faith of her greatest men, and even at this very
moment repudiates the sacred principle that " all men are endowed by their
Creator with certain unalienable rights," among which " arc life, liberty, and the
pursuit of ...
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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