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... and then, by deducting the difference from the intrinsic value of all the property
in the free States, we shall have the exact amount of the overplus of wealth in the
glorious land of free soil, free labor, free speech, free presses, and free schools.
For the purpose of showing what Virginia, once the richest, most populous, and
most powerful of the States, has become under the blight of slavery, we shall now
introduce an extract from one of the speeches delivered by Henry A. Wise, ...
One of the best abolition speeches we have ever read was delivered in the
Virginia House of Delegates, January 20th, ... Here follows an extract from his
speech ; let Southern politicians read it attentively, and imbibe a moiety of the
spirit of ...
Mr. Curtis, in a speech in the Virginia Legislature in 1832, said : " There is a
malaria in the atmosphere of these regions, which the new comer shuns, as
being deleterious to his views and habits. See the wide-spreading ruin which the
... of discussion, the freedom of speech, and we will settle the difficulty at the
ballot- box, not on the battle-ground — by force of reason, not by force of arms.
But we are wedded to one purpose from which no earthly power can ever divorce
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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