George Fitzhugh's Views On Slavery

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“Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that his justice cannot sleep forever…” (Thomas Jefferson, 1782). Jefferson was the owner of over 200 slaves in the mid-1800s. He thought that slaves were inferior to other races and could not survive independently. These complex views later allowed Jefferson to realize that servitude played a major role on the slaves’ abilities. When Jefferson began to see the cruelty of slavery, he decided to become an advocate. However, the attempt was unsuccessful. George Fitzhugh also fought to become a slave advocate. He believed that all labor had to be enslaved, all slaves or all free. He said that, “Free labor is cheaper than slave labor.” Just like Jefferson, Fitzhugh thought that blacks were inferior to whites also. Fitzhugh said that blacks worked less than whites and lived life insufferable. Jefferson thought that the slaves should be freed and sent back to Africa, but Fitzhugh thought that slaves would survive and prevail if the capitalist world market was destroyed.
Fitzhugh was a more vigorous defender of slavery than Jefferson, because he was not afraid to express his views openly
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Not only is a person held captive, but their mind is held captive also. They are stuck in bondage and are often trying to find ways to escape. No matter what color you are, what gender you are or your sexual preference, you have the right to be free. It is unfair and unjust for a person to suffer because they appear to be different from society. It is morally wrong to have slavery and indeed it should be abolished. Slavery has been going on for years and is still going on in today’s society in one form or another. Women are forced into prostitution, young girls are forced to marry older men, guys are forced to sell illegal products, and men are forced to work for their families for a little of nothing

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