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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You hold your wealth and position by the tenure of constant watchfulness , care and circumspection . You never labor ; but you are never free . Where a few own the soil , they have unlimited power over she balance of society , until ...
Now , they enjoy Irish liberty , whilst the English hold all the good lands . They are destitute and savage , and in all respects worse off than when in slavery . Public opinion unites with self - interest , domestic affection and ...
As a political guide , it would simply have government keep the peace ; ' or , to define its doctrine more exactly , it teaches “ that it is the whole duty of government to hold the weak whilst the strong rob them ” —for it punishes ...
... is true of the aggregate capital of the world : its increase is but an increased tax on labor . A. , by trade or speculation , gets hold of an additional million of dollars , to the capital already in existence .
... exactions of those who hold property . ” Our friend's theory is certainly ingenious and novel , and goes far to prove that exploitation is not an unmitigated evil . Under exceptional circumstances , its good 60 CANNIBALS ALL ; OR ,
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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