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 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 . The profits of slave ...
They are fools to do so ; for , whilst they sleep , the wily and watchful capitalist is
devising means to ensnare and exploitate them . The free laborer must work or
starve . He is more of a slave than the negro , because he works longer and
But fifty thousand dollars means , and is , fifty thousand dollars worth of slaves .
You can command , without touching on that capital , three thousand dollars '
worth of labor per annum . You could do no more were you to buy slaves with it ,
We mean by rents , that portion of the rent which is strictly income . The amount
annually required for repairs and ... and is but the exchange of equivalent
amounts of labor . ” These socialists , having discovered that skill and capital , by
Yet do these men show , that , by means of the taxation and oppression , which
capital and skill exercise over labor , the rich , the professional , the trading and
skillful part of society , have become the masters of the laboring masses : whose
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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
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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