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Louisiana Governor Wickliffe recommends economic self-defense for the South

Louisiana, 1857, (with New Orleans city map), zoomable
01/17/1860
In his farewell message, retiring Louisiana governor Robert C. Wickliffe decried northern anti-slavery attacks and recommended economic self-defense.  The North, he said, had a "dependent" economy and that "if the cotton crop of the South were to fail, for a single year, there would not be a solvent bank capitalist, manufacturer, or ship owner in the entire North."  New Orleans should exert its power, he concluded.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Louisiana Ultraism," New York Times, January 26, 1860, p. 2.

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