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... Persons over fifteen years of age engaged in Agriculture or other out - door
Labor in the Slave StatesFalsity of the Assertion that White Men cannot cultivate
Southern Soil - White Female Agriculturists in North Carolina - Number of Natives
... on Northern soil ; in middle - life we exhaust our wealth , energies and talents
in the dishonorable vocation of entailing our dependence on our children and on
our children's children , and , to the neglect of our own interests and the interests
... depopulated and impoverished our cities by forcing the more industrious and
enterprising natives of the soil to emigrate to the free States ; brought our domain
under a sparse and inert population by pre venting foreign immigration ; made us
Please bear these facts in mind , for , in order to show positively how the free and
slave States do stand upon the great and important subject of rural economy , we
intend to take an account of all the other products of the soil , of the live - stock ...
... that the soil there is an uninterrupted barren waste , and that our Northern
brethren , having the advantage in nothing except wealth , population , inland
and foreign commerce , manufactures , mechanism , inventions , literature , the
arts and ...
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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