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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We could give many private anecdotes , and quote thousands of authorities , to prove that such is the exact state of opinion with the multitudinous isms of the North . The correctness of our statement will not be denied .
The profits , made from free labor , are the amount of the products of such labor , which the employer , by means of the command which capital or_skill gives him , takes away , exacts or “ exploitates ” from the free laborer .
You , with the command over labor ( hich your capital gives you , are a slave owner — a master , without the obligations of a masyan ter . They who work for you , who create your income are slaves , without the rights of slaves .
All other is worthless , a mere caput mortuum , except in so far as it vests the owner with the power to command the labors of others -- to enslave them . Give you a palace , ten thousand acres of land , sumptuous ១ clothes , equipage ...
Labor is indispensable to give value to property , and if you owned every thing else , and did not own labor , you would be poor . But fifty thousand dollars means , and is , fifty thousand dollars worth of slaves .
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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