"Sequestering" Resources-- the South and the North

dms dmschanoes at earthlink.net
Tue Jul 15 09:21:49 MDT 2003

My reason for producing the data was to bolster the argument that 1. the war
definitely was about the development of productive forces .  The
plantation/slave system, both in the US and the Caribbean colonies could not
"improve" the land, the production, it organized; 2. the Southern panic
regarding the West was to block the North rather than a need to takeover and
expand slavery. 3.  items 1&2 force the North, finally, to confront the
organization of Southern property and destroy the slave system.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Lause" <MLause at cinci.rr.com>
To: <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2003 5:12 AM
Subject: RE: "Sequestering" Resources-- the South and the North

> Yeah, the historical US census browser is at
> http://fisher.lib.virginia.edu/census/.
> As an aside, the mere recitation of such data is a favorite of the
> neo-Confederate apologists who like to tally up such things as a means
> of showing that the Union had an overwhelming advantage.  The underlying
> assumption is that an acre of improved land...that the loyal states were
> in a position to mobilize these assets for the suppression of the
> slaveholder's rebellion.
> They weren't.
> Indeed, I'd argue that the war revolutionized management, one of the
> things that made it a bourgeois revolution.
> mal

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