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Self - evident truths require no argumentative demonstration . What we mean to
do is simply this : to take a survey of the relative position and importance of the
several states of this confederacy , from the adoption of the national compact ;
... of deception , that has so long been practiced upon them , and the second is to
show slaveholders themselves we have reference only to those who are not too
perverse , or ignorant , to perceive naked truths upon freedom ity & the difcz h ?
... invaluable institutions of the South ! " With what patience we could command ,
we have frequently listened to the incoherent and truth - murdering declamations
of these champions of slavery , and , in the absence of a more politic method ...
... fruits , garden vegetables and esculent roots are concerned , we have , in the
preceding tables , shown the utter falsity of this opinion ; and we now propose to
show that it is equally erroneous in other particulars , and very far from the truth in
Look at the facts as presented in the tables , and let your own eyes , physical and
intellectual , confirm you in the truth . And yet , forsooth , the slave - driving
oligarchy would whip us into the belief that agriculture is not one of the leading
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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