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... whilst the free states retain not only the larger proportion' of those born within
their own limits, but induce, annually, hundreds of thousands of foreigners to
settle and remain amongst them ; that almost everything produced at the North
... from insurances and shipping offices, and from the thousand and one industrial
pursuits of the country, accrue to the Northland are there invested in the erection
of those magnificent cities and stupendous works of art which dazzle the eyes ...
... in favor of the North, of seventeen million four hundred and twentyihree
thousand one hundred and fifty-two bushels, and a difference in value of forty-
four million seven hundred and eighty-two thousand six hundred and thirty-six
... three hundred and fifteen thousand tons of Northern hay every year ; and this,
as we are informed by the dealers above-mentioned, at an average cost to the
last purchaser, by the time it is stowed in the mow, of at least twenty-five dollars
of seven million eight hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars per annum. In
this same State of Maryland, less than one million of dollar's worth of cotton finds
a market, the whole number of bales sold here in 1850 amounting to only ...
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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