Sociology for the South; Or, the Failure of Free Society

Sociology for the South Or the Failure of Free Society George Fitzhugh 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

  • Title: Sociology for the South; Or, the Failure of Free Society
  • Author: George Fitzhugh
  • ISBN: 9781409976936
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 sociologiGeorge 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.

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    1. American social theorist, judge and writer He was a critic of the philosophical foundations of personal liberty and capitalism His Sociology for the South was an attack on Adam Smith, John Locke, Thomas Jefferson and also the entire liberal tradition He argued that free labor and free markets enriched the strong while crushing the weak.His Cannibals All was a sharp criticism of the system of wage slavery found in the north.

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