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Fitzhugh, George 1806-1881

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Works: 95 works in 241 publications in 2 languages and 7,604 library holdings
Genres: Controversial literature  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: E449, 326.973
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Cannibals all! or, Slaves without masters by George Fitzhugh( Book )

64 editions published between 1857 and 2012 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Annotation 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 humane and responsible, "the best and most common form of socialism."His most effective testimony was furnished by the abolitionists themselves. He combed the diatribes of their friends, the reformers, transcendentalists, and utopians, against the social evils of the North. "Why all this," he asked, "except that free society is a failure?"The trouble all started, according to Fitzhugh, with John Locke, "a presumptuous charlatan," and with the heresies of the Enlightenment. In the great Lockean consensus that makes up American thought from Benjamin Franklin to Franklin Roosevelt, Fitzhugh therefore stands out as a lone dissenter who makes the conventional polarities between Jefferson and Hamilton, or Hoover and Roosevelt, seem insignificant. Beside him Taylor, Randolph, and Calhoun blend inconspicuously into the American consensus, all being apostles of John Locke in some degree. An intellectual tradition that suffers from uniformity--even if it is virtuous, liberal conformity--could stand a bit of contrast, and George Fitzhugh can supply more of it than any other American thinker
Ante-bellum writings of George Fitzhugh and Hinton Rowan Helper on slavery by Harvey Wish( Book )

7 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

37 editions published between 1854 and 2012 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Slavery justified by George Fitzhugh( Book )

11 editions published between 1850 and 1978 in English and held by 192 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 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A controversy on slavery between George Fitzhugh and A. Hogeboom by George Fitzhugh( Book )

4 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ante-bellum by George Fitzhugh( Book )

2 editions published in 1960 in English and held by 5 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

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( Book )

2 editions published in 1857 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

Make Home More Attractive by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(dlps) article: acg1336.1-28.006:2
Cannibals all! or, Slaves without master by George Fitzhugh( Book )

3 editions published in 1857 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Black Republicanism in Ancient Athens by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html
Popular Institutions by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html
Entails and Primogeniture by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Page(s) 172-178
Oliver Goldsmith and Dr. Johnson by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

(article) ACG1336-1311DEBO-97
The world the slaveholders made; two essays in interpretation by Eugene D Genovese( Book )

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

Centralization and Socialism by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html
Missionary Failures by George Fitzhugh( )

in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

http://quod.lib.umich.edu/t/text/accesspolicy.html
 
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Cannibals all! or, Slaves without masters
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George Fitzhugh American activist

George Fitzhugh Amerikaans advocaat (1806-1881)

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The world the slaveholders made : two essays in interpretation : with a new introduction