Cannibals All!: Or, Slaves Without Masters
A. Morris, 1857 - 379 halaman
Southern intellectual George Fitzhugh provides a passionate defense of slavery in this nearly 400-page volume published in 1857. Further developing ideas in his previous work Sociology for the South, Fitzhugh not only defends slavery but attacks the entire liberal tradition. Attacking Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and others, Fitzhugh argues that free markets are harmful to society by forcing the lower classes into crushing labor and poverty. The answer, Fitzhugh argues, is slavery--not only for blacks, but for whites as well. "Slavery," he writes, "is a form, and the very best form, of socialism."
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( They live by labor ; for they exchange the results of their own labor for the products of other people's labor . It is , no doubt , an honest , vulgar way of living ; but not at all a respectable way . The respectable way of living is ...
... is only a fair subject of change , in so far as the article used is consumed in the use ; for such consumption is the consumption of the labor or capital of the owner , and is but the exchange of equivalent amounts of labor .
Such a system of trade and exchange would equalize conditions , but would banish civilization . Yet do these men show , that , by means of the taxation and oppression , which capital and skill exercise over labor , the rich ...
But we cannot divine how the capitalists in free society are to be put to work . The master labors for the slave , they exchange industrial value . But the capitalist , living on his income , gives a nothing to his subjects .
... this consumption is the consumption of the labor of the lender or hirer , and is the exchange of equal amounts of labor for each other . A. , as a merchant , a lawyer , or doctor , makes twenty dollars a day ; that is , exchanges ...
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Insightful commentary into the meaning of labor and its relation to capital. Fitzhugh proves himself a more than capable defender of the antebellum South while offering a damning critique of values we now take for granted in the modern world. Baca ulasan lengkap
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i love this. it's a primary source in its own right for the antebellum period, but still is meaningful today for those of us trapped in the corporate culture we inherited after the industrial revolution. a fresh perspective on work and society. Baca ulasan lengkap