Scraps from the Prison Table; At Camp Chase and Johnson's Island

Scraps from the Prison Table; At Camp Chase and Johnson's Island

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...and Brazilian efforts will prove fruitless, and the whole world must ultimately look to the South for its supply of cotton. It may seem strange at first glance that cotton is so local in its attachments, but the same rule, it will be found, will apply to all valuable products. Tea comes from China, the best coffee from Java, Mocha, and Rio, the best wines from France, a peculiar kind from Madeira, Holland for gin, England for beer, Brazil for diamonds, Mexico for silver, California for gold, each in their placjs, have their own specialities of production and manufacture, convincing us that it is the object of creation, that all shall be dependent, yet harmonious, and that the demand of one shall be answered by a supply from the other. We see it in our own country, certain States produce cotton, Louisiana produces sugar, South Carolina produces rice, and Virginia produces tobacco. It is strictly a law of nature that makes man a dependant, either as an individual, or in a national sense, and this dependence is most palpable, when affected by the laws of trade which are as fixed as those of the "Medes and Persians." Cotton is not King, but trade is, and until the South takes the commercial interest of her people more to heart, ceases to think of political progression and the self-aggrandizement of leaders, she will never compete with the North, who have the numerical strength, and balance of trade, which you now understand is the balance of power, and if the South does succeed in breaking the chain, that now binds her, she will be merely transferred to another state of vassalage, having her commercial shackles forged by the hands of France and England. The South can only escape these dangers, by wise and prompt commercial...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236979680
  • 9781236979681