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I have considered my subject more particularly with reference to its economic
aspects as regards the whites — not with reference , except in a very slight
degree , to its humanitarian or religious aspects . To the latter side of the question
This statement may strike some of our readers with amazement , and others may ,
for the moment , regard it as quite incredible ; but it is true , nevertheless , and we
shall soon proceed to confirm it . The single free State of New - York produces ...
... 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 1 lespotican , at TS Constr t . o bring 60 COMPARISON BETWEEN
When we come to compare the North with the South in regard to literature ,
general inncerityis telligence , inventive genius , moral and religious enterprises ,
the discoveries in medicine , and the progress in the arts and sciences , we shall ,
... unfortunate state of society in which freemen regard labor as disgraceful , and
slaves shrink from it as a burden tyrannically imposed upon them — to that
condition of things in which half a million of your population can feel no sympathy
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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