The last century of the republic was characterised by the collapse of popular government, because of the wide extension of the citizenship, the considerable adulteration of the citizen body at Rome by the introduction of un-Romanized orientals, chiefly through the manumission of slaves, the growth in Rome of an unemployed proletariat, the rise of demagogues, and the complexity of the problems of government.  The increasingly corrupt senate had lost control of the assemblies, the armies and the generals.  The financiers as well as the governors, saw in the provinces only a field for exploitation.

The Slave Trade

Domestic and Foreign
Why It Exists, and How it May Be Extinguished

By Henry Charles Carey
Author of "Principles of Political Economy," "The Past, The Present, and The Future", Etc., Etc.

Philadelphia Henry Carey Baird Industrial Publisher
No. 406 Walnut Street

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1853, by H.C. Carey, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

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