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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The old relation has become unsuitable , obselete , perhaps unjust ; and the remedy is , abolish it ; let there henceforth be no relation at all .
The proof derived from this coincidence becomes the stronger , when it is perceived that an ordinary man on this side the Atlantic discovered and was ...
... rules despotically , the masses have become outlawed . They labor under all the disadvantages of slavery , and have none of the rights of slaves .
Whilst you were engaged in amassing your capital , in seeking to become independent , you were in the White Slave Trade . To become independent , is to be ...
... the trading and skillful part of society , have become the masters of the laboring masses : whose condition , already intolerable , is daily becoming ...
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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