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To the latter side of the question, Northern writers have already done full and
timely justice. The genius of the North has also most ably and eloquently
discussed the subject in the form of novels. Yankee wives have written the most
... permanently within the limits of the South, and with the expectation of dying
there also — we feel that we have the right to express our opinion, however
humble or unimportant it may be, on any and every question that affects the
public good ...
If not, we hold ourself in readiness at all times, to return a prompt reply to any
proper question that may be propounded. Our repugnance to the institution of
slavery, springs from no one-sided idea, or sickly sentimentality. We have not
It is not so much in its moral and religious aspects that we propose to discuss the
question of slavery, as in its social and political character and influences, (lo say
nothing of the sin and the shame of slavery, we believe it is a most expensive ...
We submit the question to the arbitration of figures, which, it is said, do not lie.
With regard to the bushel-measure products of the soil, of which we have already
taken an inventory, we have seen that there is a balance against the South in
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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