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 have neither seen nor heard any denial by them of the failure of their own social system ; but , on the contrary , found that they all concurred in the necessity of radical social changes . xvi INTRODUOTION .
all concurred in the necessity of radical social changes . ' Tis true , in conversation , they will say , " Qur system of society is bad , but yours of the South is worse ; the cause of social science is advancing , and we are ready to ...
... used to be manifoldly related one to another , and each to all ; and there was no relation among human beings , just or unjust , that had not its grievances and its difficulties , its necessities on both sides to bear and forbear .
The duty of protecting the weak involves the necessity of enslaving them - hence , in all countries , women and children , wards and apprentices , have been essentially slaves , controlled , not by law , but by the will of a superior .
... and increases the necessity for a means of certain subsistence , which slavery alone can furnish , when a few own all the lands and other capital . I Christian morality can find little practical foothold in a community.
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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