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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In our little work , “ Sociology for the South , ” we said , “ We may again appear in
the character of writer before the public ; but we shall not intrude , and would
prefer that others should finish the work which we have begun . ” That little work
Despite of appearing vain and egotistical , we cannot refrain from mentioning
another circumstance that encourages us to write . At the very time when we were
writing our pamphlet entitled “ Slavery Justified , ” in which we took ground that ...
This presents another reason why we again appear before the public .
Blackstone , which is read by most American gentlemen , teaches a doctrine the
exact reverse of this , and that doctrine we shall try to refute . Returning from the
North , we ...
So , what appear to be the evil passions and propensities of men , and of
societies , under proper regulation , may be made to minister to the wisest and
best of purposes . Civilized society has never been found without that competition
In the abstract , however , that dealing appears most correct , where men
exchange equal amounts of labor , bear equal burdens for others , with those that
they impose on them . Such is the golden rule of Scripture , but not the approved
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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