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Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters — George Fitzhugh, C. Vann Woodward

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The negro slave is free, too, when the labors of the day are over, and free in mind as well as body; for the master provides food, raiment, house, fuel, and everything else necessary to the physical well-being of himself and family. But, having no confidence in his utopian vision of a reversal of history, they generally tried, however illogically, to convince the European and northern bourgeoisie to restore some form of slavery in a corporatist order. The free negro's master may also be restrained from selling. To this propensity of the strong to oppress and destroy the weak, government owes its existence. Three-fourths of free society are slaves, no better treated, when their wants and capacities are estimated, than negro slaves.

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George Fitzhugh, 1806

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She borrowed from Greece; distorted and deteriorated what she borrowed; and France imitates and falls below Roman distortions. Since this slave was a propaganda piece during and after the war, and his photo was shown all over the North, and they know who his owners were, we can be certain that after the war they would have zeroed in on the other slaves and shown them about if they all had scars, too. Gradual but certain extermination would be their fate. He argued for the benefits of slavery in general, regardless of the slave's skin color, although he also asserted the moral inferiority of black people. Now, free competition is but another name for liberty and equality, and we must acquire precise and accurate notions about it in order to ascertain how free institutions will work. Fitzhugh opposed secession until the last minute, arguing that a slaveholding Confederacy could not survive until the advanced capitalist countries had themselves converted.

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George Fitzhugh, 1806

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Fitzhugh later wrote for the Lippincott's Magazine of Philadephia. Although Fitzhugh was a strong intellectual writer, he was disliked by his peers for his blatant radicalism. Yes, our true enemy is the political Left, including whites and jews. Liberty and equality made slower advances in France. On larger ones, he is aided by an overseer or manager. But we cannot divine how the capitalists in free society are to put to work. We should do so, and indignantly hurl back upon our assailants the charge, that there is something wrong and rotten in our system.

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George Fitzhugh Facts

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In France and in our Northern States the experiment has already failed, if we are to form our opinions from the discontent of the masses, or to believe the evidence of the Socialists, Communists, Anti-Renters, and a thousand other agrarian sects that have arisen in these countries, and threaten to subvert the whole social fabric. An isolated man is almost as helpless and ridiculous as a bee setting up for himself. He combed the diatribes of their friends, the reformers, transcendentalists, and utopians, against the social evils of the North. The character of slavery necessary to protect the whites in Europe should be much milder than negro slavery, for slavery is only needed to protect the white man, whilst it is more necessary for the government of the negro even than for his protection. A less degree of subjection is inadequate for the government and protection of great numbers of human beings. I also, directly to you in a post, identified my state.

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Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters — George Fitzhugh, C. Vann Woodward

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This was his world, and had it been the only world his philosophy would have been true. Until now, industry had been controlled and directed by a few minds. No one has denied its theory of Free Society, nor disputed the facts on which that theory rests. Negroes never kill their wives. The unfortunate side of this was that it was against the customs of the period. John Taylor of Caroline influenced Fitzhugh, particularly in taking economic approaches to social problems.


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W. W. Norton & Company

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Copyright © 1995-2005, Pearson Education, Inc. Nothing more and nothing less in modern times. The 1860 census taker recorded that they owned eight slaves, nearly twenty fewer than in 1850, and his wife was listed as their owner. Without a let off valve of colonialization, France was left in a cycle of governmental chaos. France and the Northern States of our Union have alone fully and fairly tried the experiment of a social organization founded upon universal liberty and equality of rights.

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George Fitzhugh, The Failure of Free Society, and The Philosophy of the

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The knowledge of the numerous theories of radical reform proposed in Europe, and the causes that have led to their promulgation, is of vital importance to us. Fitzhugh accepted the offer, and for the next four years, until Sinclair's death, he would act as her unofficial court intellectual. He is but a grown up child, and must be governed as a child, not as a lunatic or criminal. The South, by insisting on maintaining Negro enslavement, made the solving of that problem impossible. He then began to write for DeBow's Review, again defending a patriarchal social system that included slavery. She unites in her person, the offices of wife, mother, mistress, housekeeper, and sister of charity. He did not share the social standing of other proslavery writers such as South Carolina's James Henry Hammond or his own Tidewater neighbor.

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We have no peculiar fitness for the work we are engaged in, except the confidence that we address a public predisposed to approve our doctrines, however bold or novel. Fitzhugh approved of capital in responsible hands. In this excerpt from his 1857 book Cannibals All! We need a better way. Add to the evidence of these social philosophers, who, watching closely the working of the system, have proclaimed to the world its total failure, the condition of the working classes, and we have conclusive proof that liberty and equality have not conduced to enhance the comfort or the happiness of the people. The family moved to a plantation in King George County about 1812.


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W. W. Norton & Company

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Although from the earliest date of recorded history, one race of plants has been eating out and taking the place of another, the stronger or more cunning animals been destroying the feebler, and man exterminating and supplanting his fellow, still the plants, the animals and the men of to-day seem not at all superior, even in those qualities of strength and hardihood to which they owe their continued existence, to those of thousands of years ago. Several of his early published articles had made their way to , the former Queen of Canada who exerted heavily political influence. In the early 1850s Fitzhugh joined Southerners in the growing defending of a strange institution. Thanks to your advocacy efforts on our behalf, we're happy to report that the recently passed Omnibus Spending Bill includes a very small increase in funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities! The men who lived then acquired their sentiments in a world not yet deadened and vulgarized by puritanical cant and levelling demagoguism. What can such a war result in but the oppression and ultimate extermination of the weak? Several days of being in Mississippi swamp water during the month of August probably did far more damage to his body than the beating by Bryant and Milam. Foreigners have remarked on the care-worn, thoughtful, unhappy countenances of our people, and the remark only applies to the North, for travellers see little of us at the South, who live far from highways and cities, in contentment on our farms. Slavery attains all these results.

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Pro Slavery Argument from Cannibals All!

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If it be right and incumbent to subject children to the authority of parents and guardians, and idiots and lunatics to committees, would it not be equally right and incumbent to give the free negro's masters, until at least they arrive at years of discretion, which very few ever did or will attain? And thus, whether between nations or individuals, the war of free trade is constantly widening the relative abilities of the weak and the strong. The capitalists, in free society, live in ten times the luxury and show that Southern masters do, because the slaves to capital work harder and cost less, than negro slaves. The Black American A Documentary History, Third Edition, by Leslie H. A common charge preferred against slavery is, that it induces idleness with the masters. Members of Congress, of the Young American party, boast that the Anglo-Saxon race is manifestly destined to eat out all other races, as the wire-grass destroys and takes the place of other grasses. The good man is prudent, cautious, and cunning of fence; he knows well the arts the virtues, if you please, which will advance his fortunes and enable him to press and supplant others; he bides his time, takes advantage of the follies, the improvidence, and vices of others, and makes his fortune out of the misfortunes of his fellow men.

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