Punished with Poverty


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Punished with Poverty: The Suffering South – Prosperity to Poverty and the Continuing Struggle- From the authors of The South was Right! comes what one historian calls one of the most important and original histories of the Southern people. Punished with Poverty tells the unvarnished story of the intentional policy of economic devastation and exploitation of the South which has affected all Southerners, both black and white, long after the close of the “Civil War” and “Reconstruction. Scroll below to read more…


Table of Contents

Ch.  1: Subjugating Southerners
Ch.  2: Black & White Southern Poverty-The Punishment Continues
Ch.  3: Prosperity Beyond Belief
Ch.  4: The Engine of Southern Impoverishment
Ch.  5: Emancipation, the Good, the Bad, & the Ugly
Ch.  6: Teaching Hate
Ch.  7: The War to Exterminate Black & White Southerners
Ch.  8: Poverty Imposed by Radical Abolition
Ch.  9: Post-War Economic Exploitation of the South
Ch. 10: Sharecropping-An Even Harsher Form of Slavery
Ch. 11: Political Poverty-The Death of Southern Statesmanship
Ch. 12: Two Nations-One Empire
Ch. 13: CSA Today: North-South Income Inequality
Ch. 14: Reparation for Southern Slavery-Abolishing Poverty
Addendum I: Sharecropping: Northern Imposed Post-War Slavery
Addendum II: The Yankee Slaver
Postscript: Post Reconstruction Politicians & Land Owners
About The Authors

The sad legacy of these punitive policies continues to this very day. The over-arching theme of Southern history is not Race, as is conventionally stated, but Poverty—poverty not due to the South’s shortcomings, but imposed on them by the system under which they live. Punished with Poverty is a timely and much needed contribution to the understanding of both the South and the nature of the “Federal Empire” under which all Americans now live. From Punished with Poverty “The South’s subjugation and impoverishment have fallen hard on both black and white citizens of the South.

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