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Title: Weekly Anglo-African - April 7, 1860

Speaker or author: editor

Newspaper or publication: Weekly Anglo-African (1859 - 1862)

The writer comments on a published account of the array of statistics on how the North is profiting on Southern wealth. Thomas Prentice Kettel had recently published a book on the vast wealth produced in the southern states that the parasitic North, with its dependence on raw materials, benefitted from. The book argues that the result of this concentration of manufacturing in the north is sectional inequality. The North was dominating communications, transportation, finance, and international trade, while the South was growing weaker and poorer.

Description of file(s): one scanned newspaper column

Subjects: Abolitionists--United States; African American abolitionists; Antislavery movements--United States; Slavery; United States--History--19th century

Keywords: economics; economy; employment; England; Great Britain; Jamaica; North; South; West Indies

People: Kettall, [Thomas Prentice]

Publication type: editorials; Newspapers

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