Cannibals all! or, Slaves without masters

2.98 avg rating
( 56 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781175482914: Cannibals all! or, Slaves without masters
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

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. Fitzhugh died in Texas in 1881.

Review:

George Fitzhugh was possibly the best-known, and probably the best, apologist of the system of Negro slavery which prevailed in the South of the United States until the Civil War. In 1854 he published "Sociology for the South, or the Failure of Free Society," and in 1857 "Cannibals All!, or, Slaves Without Masters..".Fitzhugh was that rare thing, an American conservative; indeed his conservatism was so radical that, apart from his support for the American Revolution, he was almost an American Tory. Professor Woodward traces the influence of Carlyle and Disraeli, and the earlier tradition of Aristotle and Filmer...Yet Fitzhugh was really, as Professor Woodward says, "an American original," and "Cannibals All!" is a highly readable text in the John Harvard Library of documents of American cultural history. Fitzhugh was drastically, even deliberately, old-fashioned in his views, but at the same time remarkably modern in the way he came to them through sociology and psychology rather than philosophy, religion, economics or law.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

(No Available Copies)

Search Books:



Create a Want

If you know the book but cannot find it on AbeBooks, we can automatically search for it on your behalf as new inventory is added. If it is added to AbeBooks by one of our member booksellers, we will notify you!

Create a Want

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780674094512: Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters (The John Harvard Library)

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  0674094514 ISBN 13:  9780674094512
Publisher: Belknap Press: An Imprint of Har..., 1966
Softcover

9781532773471: Cannibals All! Or, Slaves Without Masters

Create..., 2016
Softcover

9781480067646: Cannibals All! Or, Slaves Without Masters

Create..., 2012
Softcover

9781360836683: Cannibals All! Or, Slaves Without Masters

Wentwo..., 2016
Hardcover

9780674094505: Cannibals All! Or, Slaves without Masters (The John Harvard Library)

Belkna..., 1960
Hardcover