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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... worth following , and slaves the only property worth owning . All other is worthless , a mere caput mortuum , except in so far as it vests the owner ...
But fifty thousand dollars means , and is , fifty thousand dollars worth of slaves . You can command , without touching on that capital , three thousand ...
Nothing written on the subject of slavery from the time of Aristotle , is worth reading , until the days of the modern Socialists .
... to protect laborers , not to oppress them ; for when slaves are worth near a thousand dollars a head , they will be carefully and well provided for .
The worth of a thing is just what it will bring , ” is the common trading principle of mankind . Yet men revolt at the extreme applications ...
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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