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... the free States are worth at least thirty - four hundred million of dollars more
than the slare States ! Let him who dares , gainsay these remarks and rals is ce ,
bez purses ble alla rear invest . " tion LE 1 calculations ; no truthful tongue will
tion LE 1 calculations ; no truthful tongue will deny them ; no honorable pen can
controvert them . One more word now as to the valuation of negroes . Were our
nature so degraded , or our conscience so elastic as to permit us to set a price ...
87 ASTET Suche : tion of the reader to the following eloquent passage ,
exhibiting the philosophy of free and slave labor , from the facile pen of the editor
of the North American and United States Gazette : " In the very nature of things ,
... principles cnunciated in the Declaration of Independence . Indeed , it would
seem that , among the framers of that immortal instrument and its equally
immortal sequel , the Constitu tion of the United States , there was a tacit
understanding to ...
Vain and idle is every effort to strangle this inquiry As well might you attempt to
chain the ocean , or stay the avenging thunderbolts of Heaven , as to drive the
people from any inquiry which may result in their better condi tion . This is too
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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