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Nor yet is it our purpose , by writing a formal treatise on ethics , to draw a broad
line of distinction between right and wrong , to point out the propriety of morality
and its advantages over immorality , nor to waste time in pressing a universally ...
The incontrovertible facts we have thus far presented are , we think , amply
sufficient , both in number and magnitude , to bring conviction to the mind of
every candid reader , that there is something wrong , socially , politically and
... believing it to be wrong both in principle and in practice , and having seen and
felt its evil influences upon individuals , communities and states , we deem it a
duty , no less than a privilege , to enter our protest against it , and to use our most
... see that the " peculiar institution ” has but a short , and , as heretofore ,
inglorious existence before it . Time , the righter of every wrong , is ripening
events for the desired consummation of our labors and the fulfillment of our
cherished hopes .
... corresponding train or system of deduction , and with all the foregoing facts in
view , that the difference between freedom and slavery is simply the difference
between sense and nonsense , wisdom and folly , good and evil , right and
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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