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Cannibals All! or, Slaves Without Masters

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ISBN-10: 0674094514

ISBN-13: 9780674094512

Edition: 1960

Authors: George Fitzhugh, C. Vann Woodward

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Cannibals All! got more attention in William Lloyd Garrison's Liberator than any other book in the history of that abolitionist journal. And Lincoln is said to have been more angered by George Fitzhugh than by any other pro-slavery writer, yet he unconsciously paraphrased Cannibals All! in his House Divided speech. Fitzhugh was provocative because of his stinging attack on free society, laissez-faire economy, and wage slavery, along with their philosophical underpinnings. He used socialist doctrine to defend slavery and drew upon the same evidence Marx used in his indictment of capitalism. Socialism, he held, was only "the new fashionable name for slavery," though slavery was far more…    
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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 1960
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publication date: 5/1/1966
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 306
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

George Fitzhugh, lawyer, planter, newspaperman, sociologist, was born in Virginia in 1806. He married in 1829, had nine children, and lived until the Civil War in his wife's home in Port Royal, Virginia. During this period he practiced law, was employed briefly in the Attorney General's office, wrote for various periodicals and newspapers, and published two books, Sociology for the South, or the Failure of Free Society (1854) and Cannibals All! (1857). After a foray into abolitionist territory in 1856, including a debate in New Haven with Wendell Phillips, he returned to the South more convinced than ever of his position, and up to the War he remained hopeful of converting the North.…    

One of the world's most distinguished historians, C. Vann Woodward was born in Vanndale, Arkansas, and educated at Emory University and the University of North Carolina, where he received his Ph.D. in 1937. After teaching at Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Florida, and Scripps College for a time, in 1946 he joined the faculty at The Johns Hopkins University, where he began producing the many young Ph.D.s who have followed him into the profession. In 1961 he became Sterling Professor at Yale University, where he remains today as emeritus professor. He has been the Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanities, Harmsworth Professor at Oxford University, and Commonwealth Lecturer at…    

The Universal Trade
Labor, Skill, and Capital
Subject Continued--Exploitation of Skill
International Exploitation
False Philosophy of the Age
Free Trade, Fashion, and Centralization
The World is Too Little Governed
Liberty and Slavery
Paley on Exploitation
Our Best Witnesses and Masters in the Art of War
Decay of English Liberty, and Growth of English Poor Laws
The French Laborers and the French Revolution
The Reformation--The Right of Private Judgment
The Nomadic Beggars and Pauper Banditti of England
Rural Life of England
The Distressed Needle-Women and Hood's "Song of the Shirt"
The Edinburgh Review on Southern Slavery
The London Globe on West India Emancipation
Protection and Charity to the Weak
The Family
Negro Slavery
The Strength of Weakness
Gerrit Smith on Land Reform, and William Lloyd Garrison on No-Government
In What Anti-Slavery Ends
Christian Morality Impracticable in Free Society--But the Natural Morality of Slave Society
Slavery--Its Effects on the Free
Private Property Destroys Liberty and Equality
The National Era an Excellent Witness
The Philosophy of the Isms--Showing Why They Abound at the North, and Are Unknown at the South
Deficiency of Food in Free Society
Man Has Property in Man
The Coup de Gracirc;ce to Abolition
National Wealth, Individual Wealth, Luxury, and Economy
Government a Thing of Force, Not of Consent
Warning to the North
Addendum Index