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."
He is , we think , far the ablest writer on moral science that America has produced
. Though an abolitionist , he has not a very bad opinion of slavery . We verily
believe , there is not one intelligent abolitionist at the North who does not believe
Hence thousands are withdrawn from actual production and thrust unnecessarily
into the business of exchanging , mutually devouring each other by competition ,
and drawing their subsistence and their wealth from the producing classes ...
Thus , after deducting the cost of the material , a yard of her cloth will exchange
for an amount of our cotton , corn or meat , that cost three times as much labor to
produce as her yard of cloth . As in society , the skillful and professional tax or ...
They produce nothing which we had not better produce at home . Northern trade
exploitates us . Trade further South would enrich us and enlighten us ; for we
would manufacture for the far South . We should become exploitators , instead of
Thus the want of true self - respect in America and England , makes labor
produce more in Paris than elsewhere . A Virginian thinks it a disgrace to be
dressed in home - spun , because homespun is unfashionable . The Frenchman
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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