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Emerging Capitalism and Its Conservative Critics: The Pro-Slavery Critique of Capitalism in Antebellum America

Peter Kolozi

in Conservatives Against Capitalism: From the Industrial Revolution to Globalization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780231166522
eISBN:
9780231544610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166522.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the critique of capitalism offered by George Fitzhugh, John C. Calhoun, and James Henry Hammond. It pays particular attention to their indictment of the wage system as ... More


Fathers of Violence: Frederick Douglass, John Brown, and the Radical Reproduction of Sensibility

Elizabeth Barnes

in Love's Whipping Boy: Violence and Sentimentality in the American Imagination

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834565
eISBN:
9781469603346
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877968_barnes.7
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter examines George Fitzhugh's infamous critique of northern capitalism, in which he proposes southern slavery as evincing the most humane, most affectionate, and most liberating ... More


Embracing Southern Anger and Southern Nationalism

John F. Kvach

in De Bow's Review: The Antebellum Vision of a New South

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813144207
eISBN:
9780813144481
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813144207.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter traces De Bow’s reaction to the nation’s sectional debates and his feelings as a southern nationalist. The Review became an outlet for fanatic secessionists such as Edmund Ruffin and ... More


The Color of Mind: Constructing Racial Differences in Intellect, Character, and Conduct

Derrick Darby and John L. Rury

in The Color of Mind: Why the Origins of the Achievement Gap Matter for Justice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226525211
eISBN:
9780226525495
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226525495.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

This chapter tells the story of how the Color of Mind was socially constructed. It shows how philosophers and other thinkers contributed to the idea that there were racial differences in intellect, ... More


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