George Fitzhugh


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(1806–81), Virginia lawyer and author, whose books, including Sociology for the South; or, The Failure of Free Society (1854) and Cannibals All! or, Slaves Without Masters (1857), are arguments for slavery and the plantation system, contending that laissez-faire capitalism and Northern industrialism had proved a failure.

From The Oxford Companion to American Literature in Oxford Reference.

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