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In writing this book , it has been no part of my purpose to cast unmerited
opprobrium upon slaveholders , or to display any special friendliness or
sympathy for the blacks . I have considered my subject more particularly with
reference to its ...
HOW SLAVERY CAN BE ABOLISHED ..... 123 Value of Lands in the Free and in
the Slave States — A few Plain Words addressed to Slaveholders — The Old
Ilomestead - Area and Population of the several States , of the Territories , and of
... and Future - Insignificance of Southern Commerce - Enslavement of
Slaveholders to the Products of Northern Industry-Almost Utter Lack of Patrioitsm
in Southern Merchants and Slaveholders . ca CHAPTER X. FACTS AND
In making up these tables we have two objects in view ; the first is to open the
eyes of the non - slaveholders of the South , to the system of deception , that has
so long been practiced upon them , and the second is to show slaveholders ...
That the astonishment of the more intelligent and patriotic non - slaveholders will
be mingled with indignation , is no more than we anticipate . We confess our own
surprise , and deep chagrin , at the result of our investigations . Until we ...
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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