Fitzhugh's Views On Slavery

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Fitzhugh’s views “attacked northern society as corrupt and slavery as a gentle system designed to “protect” the inferior black race and promote social harmony.” (Fitzhugh, 1854). Even though, Fitzhugh wanted slavery to work the same way a communist country worked, his views on slavery proved to be resilient despite both reform movements challenging slavery and the rise of democracy in the U.S. Fitzhugh felt that liberty and equality were not enhancing the comfort or the happiness of the people instead he thought that a system where the profits were divided according to each man's wants rather than labor would work better (Fitzhugh, 1854). He explained that with a communist system like this “There is no rivalry, no competition to get employment
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