Slavery In George Fitzhugh's Cannibals All !

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George Fitzhugh’s “Cannibals All!” tackles many ideas that are still troubling us today. Most obvious is slavery. Though it is no longer legal, the subjugation of peoples thought to be lesser has haunted us into the present. Examples of this include prostitution and illegal workers in that they tend to have no rights. However, the issue that is still a major struggle today is what Fitzhugh calls “the White Slave Trade” (164). By this, he means the capitalist way of using hard labor to earn profit. Instead of calling these people laborers or working men, he refers to them as “slaves to capital” (166). The mark of this is still seen in sweatshops and lower paying jobs. People can work ten hours a day toward their deaths and still only make enough
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