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Fitzhugh, George 1806-1881

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Works: 110 works in 273 publications in 2 languages and 9,020 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  History 
Roles: Author, Creator
Classifications: E449, 326.7
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Cannibals all! or, Slaves without masters by George Fitzhugh( )

71 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
Ante-bellum writings of George Fitzhugh and Hinton Rowan Helper on slavery by Harvey Wish( Book )

9 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology for the South; or, The failure of free society by George Fitzhugh( Book )

27 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in English and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<P>Written by one of the South's foremost intellectuals, this 1854 book defends slavery as a moral good and advocates slavery for poor whites as well as blacks.</p>
Slavery justified by George Fitzhugh( )

12 editions published between 1850 and 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery defended : the views of the Old South by Eric L McKitrick( )

1 edition published in 1963 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversy on slavery, between George Fitzhugh, Esq., of Virginia, author of "Sociology for the South," etc., and A. Hogeboom, Esq., of New York by George Fitzhugh( )

2 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology for the South ; or, The failure of a free society by George Fitzhugh( Book )

4 editions published between 1854 and 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology for the South or, The failure of free society by George Fitzhugh( )

7 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Fitzhugh (1806-1881) was an American social theorist who published racial and slavery-based sociological theories in the antebellum era. He argued that "the Negro is but a grown up child" who needs the economic and social protections of slavery. Fitzhugh practiced law and was a planter for years, but attracted both his fame and infamy when he published two sociological tracts for the South. He was a leading proslavery intellectual and spoke for many of the Southern plantation owners. Before printing books, Fitzhugh tried his hand at a pamphlet titled Slavery Justified (1849). His first book, Sociology for the South; or, the Failure of Free Society (1854) was Fitzhugh's most powerful attack on the philosophical foundations of free society. In it, he argued that free labor and free markets enriched the strong while crushing the weak. However, it was not as widely known as his Cannibals All! ; or, Slaves Without Masters (1857) which was a sharp criticism of the system of "wage-slavery" found in the north. Fitzhugh believed that slavery reduced the pressure on the poor and lower class.--Back cover
A controversy on slavery between George Fitzhugh and A. Hogeboom by George Fitzhugh( Book )

2 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What shall be done with the free Negroes; essays written for the Fredericksburg recorder by George Fitzhugh( Book )

4 editions published in 1851 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ante-bellum by George Fitzhugh( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gerrit Smith on "The Index." by Gerrit Smith( Book )

3 editions published in 1873 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannibals All! by George Fitzhugh( )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Cannibals all! or, Slaves without master by George Fitzhugh( )

3 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world the slaveholders made; two essays in interpretation by Eugene D Genovese( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sociology for the south or the failure of free society by George Fitzhugh( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannibals all! or slaves without masters (classic reprint) by George Fitzhugh( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The early sociology of race and ethnicity( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cannibals all! or, Slaves without master by George Fitzhugh( Book )

1 edition published in 1857 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Cannibals all! or, Slaves without masters Cannibals All!
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Cannibals All!The world the slaveholders made : two essays in interpretation : with a new introduction
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George Fitzhugh American activist

George Fitzhugh Amerikaans advocaat (1806-1881)

جورج فيتزهاغ محامي من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

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