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11 Progress and Prosperity of the North - Inertness and Imbecility of the South -
The True Cause and the RemedyQuantity and Value of the Agricultural Products
of the two Sections — Important Statistics — Wealth , Revenue , and Expenditure
331 Plea for a great Southern Commercial City - Importance of Cities in General -
Letters from the Mayors of sundry American Cities , North and South - Wealth and
Population of New - York , Baltimore , Philadelphia , New Orleans , Boston , St.
But we will make no further attempt to draw a comparison between the populous ,
wealthy , and renowned city of Boston and the obscure , despicable little village
of Beaufort , which , notwithstanding " the placid bosom of its deep and well ...
... or will soon resolve , with unyielding purpose , to cast aside the great obstacle
that impedes their progress , and bring into action a new policy which will lead
them from poverty and ignorance to wealth and intellectual greatness , and which
... in one way or another , the proprietor and dispenser of all our floating wealth ,
and that we are dependent on Northern capitalists for the means necessary to
build our railroads , canals and other public improvements ; that if we want to visit
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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