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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 ...
against 283,544 of the same class, in the whole state of South Carolina, it is quite
evident that the former is more powerful than the latter, and far ahead of her in all
the elements of genuine and permanent superiority. In Pennsylvania, in 1850, ...
We love the whole country, the great family of states and territories, one and
inseparable, and would have the word Liberty engraved as an appropriate and
truthful motto, on the escutcheon of every member of the confederacy. We love ...
And if the whole truth must be told, we may here add, that these products, like all
other articles of merchandize purchased at the North, are generally bought on a
credit, and, in a great number of instances, by far too many, never paid for — not,
... now unfenced, abandoned, and covered with thoseevjl-harbingers, fox-tail and
broom- sedge ; he will see the moss growing on the mouldering walls of once
thrifty villages, and will find ' one only master grasps the whole domain,' that once
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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