. The South : a tour of its battlefields and ruined cities, a journey through the desolated states, and talks with the people ; being a description of the present state of the country, its agriculture, railroad, business and finances ; giving an account of Confederate misrule, and of the sufferings, necessities and mistakes, political views, social condition and prospects, of the aristocracy, middle class, poor whites and Negroes ; including visits to patriot graves and rebel prisons, and embracing special notes on the free labor system, education and moral elevation of the freemen, also, on p

. The South : a tour of its battlefields and ruined cities, a journey through the desolated states, and talks with the people ; being a description of the present state of the country, its agriculture, railroad, business and finances ; giving an account of Confederate misrule, and of the sufferings, necessities and mistakes, political views, social condition and prospects, of the aristocracy, middle class, poor whites and Negroes ; including visits to patriot graves and rebel prisons, and embracing special notes on the free labor system, education and moral elevation of the freemen, also, on p Stock Photo
Preview

Image details

Contributor:

Reading Room 2020 / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

2CRJHR1

File size:

7.2 MB (504.3 KB Compressed download)

Releases:

Model - no | Property - noDo I need a release?

Dimensions:

1192 x 2098 px | 20.2 x 35.5 cm | 7.9 x 14 inches | 150dpi

More information:

This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.

. The South : a tour of its battlefields and ruined cities, a journey through the desolated states, and talks with the people ; being a description of the present state of the country, its agriculture, railroad, business and finances ; giving an account of Confederate misrule, and of the sufferings, necessities and mistakes, political views, social condition and prospects, of the aristocracy, middle class, poor whites and Negroes ; including visits to patriot graves and rebel prisons, and embracing special notes on the free labor system, education and moral elevation of the freemen, also, on plans of reconstruction and inducements to emigration ; from personal observations and experience during months of Southern travel . State banks went down with the Confederacy. Thecirculation of the new National Banks in the State did not, inJanuary 1866, exceed 11, 300, 000. There was necessarily a great scarcity of moiiey. It wasdifficult to raise funds even on the mort^ao-e of real estate. Theexistence of usury laws, limiting the rate of interest at sixper cent., operated to shut out Northern capital, which couldfind investments nearer home at more remunerative rates.When I was last in Richmond there was pending in the legis-lature a bill for the repeal of those laws, which, however, didnot pass. The immediate prospects of Virginia are dismal enough.But beyond this morning darkness I see the new sun rismg.The great barrier, slavery, removed, all the lesser barriers toher prosperity must give way. The current of emigration, of education, of progressive ideas, is surely setting in ; and ina few years we shall see this beautiful torpid body rise up, renewed with health and strength, a glory to herself and tothe Union.. THE aOME OF PRESIDENT JOHNSON. 237 CHAPTER XXXI. THE SWITZERLAND OF AMERICA. From the grassy hills and vales of Southwest Virgmia, Ipassed over by railroad into East Tennessee. At first sight, the Switzerland of America is apt, I think, to disappoint one. It is a count

Save up to 70% with our image packs

Pre-pay for multiple images and download on demand.

View discounts