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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... Slavery in the abstract , and by his suggestion , that he foresaw , from what he had read of my communications , to the papers , that I should be compelled to make a general assault on the prevalent political and moral philosophy .
Heretofore the great difficulty in defending Slavery has arisen from the fear that the public would take offence at assaults on its long - cherished political axioms ; which , nevertheless , stood in the way of that defence .
But the mischievous absurdity of our political axioms and prin . cipies quite equals the wisdom and conservatism of our political practices . The ready appreciation by the public of such doctrines as these , encourages us to persevere ...
Returning from the North , we procured in New York a copy of Aristotle's “ Politics and Economics . " To our surprise , we found that our theory of the origin of society was identical with his , and that we had employed not only the ...
After the French and other revolutions in Western Europe in 1830 , all men suddenly discovered that the social relations of men were false , and that social , not political , revolutions were needed . Since that period , almost the ...
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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