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CHAPTER H. 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 Homestead — Area and Population of the several States, of the ...
BIBLE TESTIMONY, 275 The Bible an Anti-Slavery Text-book — Selected
Precepts and Sayings of the Old Testament — Selected Precepts and Sayings of
the New Testament — Irrefragability of the Arguments here and elsewhere
hope their name may be legion) that slavery, and nothing but slavery, has
retarded the progress and prosperity of our portion of the Union ; depopulated
and impoverished our cities by forcing the more industrious and enterprising
natives of ...
Southern pro-slavery politicians, some of whom have not hesitated to buy and
sell their own sons and daughters, boast that the slaves of the South are worth
sixteen hundred million of dollars, and we have seen the amount estimated as
Every Virginian, whether living or dead, whose name is an honor to his country,
has placed on record his abhorrence of slavery, and in doing so, has borne
testimony to the blight and degradation that everywhere follow in its course. One
of the ...
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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