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... a Southerner by instinct and by all the influences of thought, habits, and
kindred, and with the desire and fixed purpose to reside permanently within the
limits of the South, and with the expectation of dying there also — we feel that we
Until we examined into the matter, we thought and hoped the South was really
ahead of the North in one particular, that of agriculture ; but our thoughts have
been changed, and our hopes frustrated, for instead of finding ourselves the ...
... labor for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small
proportion, indeed, are ever seen to labor. And can the liberties of a nation be
thought secure, when we have removed SOUTHERN TESTIMONY AGAINST
of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only- firm basis — a
conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the gift of God ?
that they are not to be violated but with his wrath ? Indeed, I tremble for my
Mlear him further ; he says : — " So long as God allows the vital current to flow
through my veins, I will never, never, never, by word, or thought, by mind or will,
aid in admitting one rood of free territory to the everlasting curse of humau
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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