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Against this I have nothing to say ; it is all well enough for women to give the
fictions of slavery ; men should give the facts . I trust that my friends and fellow -
citizens of the South will read this book -- nay , proud as any Southerner though I
Says Gov. Wise : " It may be painful , but nevertheless , profitable , to recur
occasionally to the history of the past ; to listen to the admonitions of experience ,
and learn lessons of wisdom from the efforts and actions of those who have
tai a mild climate ; and from priority of settlement and business connections , to
say nothing of other advantages , she enjoyed greater facilities for commercial
transactions than Philadelphia . She had a right to get custom wherever she
D. , of Dublin , says : The cultivation of statistics must be the source of all future
improvement in the science of political economy , because it is to the table of the
statistician that the economist must look for his facts ; and all speculations not ...
C. C. Clay , of Alabama , has to say upon the subject . ... and desires to see it
rescued from the fatal grasp of “ the mother of harlots : ” Says he : # I can show
you , with sorrow , in the olden portions of 57 The proceeds ariene duce , are all
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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