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... human beings , was $ 1,080,309,216 . In August , 1856 , the real and personal
estate assessed in the City of New - York amounted in valuation to $ 511 ,
740,491 , showing that New - York City alone is worth far more than the whole
State of ...
If the answer to this query is not already in the reader's mind , it will suggest itself
before he peruses the whole of this work . For the present , suffice it to say , that
the cause of her shameful insignificance and decline is essentially the same that
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
twenty - three thousand three hundred and twenty - five , valued at seven
16,599,310 f the face just se the prices $ 138,605,723 as a whole the others
RECAPITULATION . Hay crop of the free States ........ Sundry products of the slave
States .... $ 142,138,998 138,605,723 Lem in ose Balance in favor of the free
Whole forests are felled by the ruthless hand of slavery , the trees are cut into
logs , rolled into hcaps , covered with the limbs and brush , and then burned on
the identical soil that gave them birth . The land itself next falls a prey to the fell ...
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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