George Fitzhugh's Defense Of Slavery

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George Fitzhugh argues that slavery was justified. Two of his arguments in defense of slavery are the Africans are foolish, and slavery in America is safer and better than slavery in Africa. While many people believed his arguments to be right, Fitzhugh is wrong. If Africans are foolish, wouldn’t you want to teach them instead of enslaving them? Fitzhugh states in paragraph two of The Universal law of slavery, “He would become an insufferable burden to society. Society has the right to prevent this, and can only do so by subjecting him to slavery.” He is referring to Africans not being smart enough to survive in the world. However, you can achieve better results with actual education, instead of subjecting him to slavery. In the 1800’s
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