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."
The whole arrangements of Moses were obviously intended to prevent
competition in the dealings of the Jews with one another , and to beget
permanent equality of condition and fraternal feelings . The socialists have done
one great good .
Masters treat their sick , infant and helpless slaves well , not only from feeling and
affection , but from motives of self - interest . Good treatment renders them more
valuable . All poor houses , are administered on the penitentiary system ...
... tastes and feelings ; but it is inadequate to express our meaning ; it is not the
opposite of selfishness , and unselfishness would be too negative for our
purpose . Philosophy has been so busy with the worst feature of human 56
He was surprised to learn that those respectable , well - dressed , well - behaved
colored men and boys on the sidewalks , were a substitute for that class of
population which he had elsewhere been accustomed to see with repugnant
... be far more humane than Irish rent - collectors , they have neither the interests
nor feelings of resident masters . But the most efficient cause of cruelty and
neglect , is the African slave trade , which makes it cheaper to buy than to rear
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LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - ColeSimmons - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUlasan Pengguna - heidilove - LibraryThing
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