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Cotton Is King; Or, the Culture of Cotton, and Its Relation to Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce to the Free Colored People and to Those Who Hold That Slavery Is in Itself Sinful (Paperback) Loot Price: R246 Discovery Miles 2 460
Cotton Is King; Or, the Culture of Cotton, and Its Relation to Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce to the Free Colored...
Cotton Is King; Or, the Culture of Cotton, and Its Relation to Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce to the Free Colored...

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Cotton Is King; Or, the Culture of Cotton, and Its Relation to Agriculture, Manufactures and Commerce to the Free Colored People and to Those Who Hold That Slavery Is in Itself Sinful (Paperback)

David Christy

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1855 Excerpt: ...of commercial cities; and, fourthly, the augmentation of the price of articles of consumption, and further decline in that of the articles of our exports. Every prediction which they made has failed--utterly failed. It is now proposed to abolish the system to which we owe so much of the public prosperity. Why, sir, there is scarcely an interest--scarcely a vocation in society--which is not embraced by the beneficence of this system. The error of the opposite argument, is in assuming one thing, which, being denied, the whole fails; that is, it assumes that the whole labor of the United States would be profitably employed without manufactures. Now, the truth is, that the system excites and creates labor, and this labor creates wealth, and this new wealth communicates additional ability to consume; which acts on all the objects contributing to human comfort and enjoyment. I could extend and dwell on the long list of articles--the hemp, iron, lead, coal, and other items--for which a demand is created in the home market by the operation of the American system; but I should exhaust the patience of the Senate. Where, where should we find a market for all these articles, if it did not exist at home? What would be the condition of the largest portion of our people, and of the territory, if this home market were annihilated? How could they be supplied with objects of prime necessity? What would not be the certain and inevitable decline in the price of all these articles, but for the home market?" But we must not burden our pages with further extracts. What has been quoted affords the principal arguments of the opposing parties, on the points in which we are interested, down to 1832. The adjustment, in 1833, of the subject until 1842, and its subsequent agitation...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: May 2012
Authors: David Christy
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-48719-3
Barcode: 9781151487193
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-48719-8

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