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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Tis true , in conversation , they will say , “ Our system of society is bad , but yours
of the South is worse ; the cause of social science is advancing , and we are
ready to institute a system better than either . ” We could give many private ...
... self - esteem , or self - appreciation , throw down our book ; for we will dispel
illusions which have promoted your hap piness , and shew you that what you
have considered and practiced as virtue , is little better than moral Cannibalism .
The gentlemen exploitate , which being done on a large scale , and requiring a
great many victims , is highly respectable — whilst the rogues and beggars take
so little from others , that they fare little better than those who labor . But , reader ...
... work him , “ from morn to dewy eve ”from infancy to old age — then turn him out
to starve . You treat your horses and hounds better . Capital is a cruel master .
The free slave trade , the commonest , yet the cruellest of trades . 66 CHAPTER II
66 We must ( say they all ) have a new world , if we are to have any world at all ! "
and each has a little model Utopia or Phalanstery , for this new and better world ,
which , having already failed on a small experimental scale 34 CANNIBALS ...
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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