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With feelings mingled with indignation and disgust , we turn from the picture , and
will now pay our respects to 21 1 1 In 1790 , Massachusetts contained 378,717
inhabitants ; in the same year North Carolina contained 393,751 ; in 1850 , the ...
... and that , instead of cultivating among ourselves a wise policy of mutual
assistance and co - operation with respect to individuals , and of self - reliance
with respect to the South at large , instead of giving countenance and
encouragement to ...
... who , in our latitude , pass for intelligent men , are so puffed up with the idea of
our importance in this respect , that they speak of the North as a sterile region ,
unfit for cultivation , and quite dependent on the South for the necessaries of life !
... error , contend that the South has nothing to be ashamed of , that slavery has
proved a blessing to her , and that her superiority over the North in an agricultural
point of view makes amends for all her shortcomings in other respects . On the ...
Our efforts to obtain reliable information respecting another very important branch
of profitable industry , the lumber business , have also proved unavailing ; and
we are left to conjecture as to the amount of revenue annually derived from it 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