[APUSH Essay] The Libidinal Productivism of Slavery in the Southern Colonies

Notes

[1]: The first desire a man has is the desire to produce because one must produce themself, that is to say, one must continually reassert themself against that which limits them (all that which is outside their body, i.e., the world), and this continual reassertion of one’s being-in-the-world can only come through the bodies production of movement and forces, i.e., action. The desire for production first arises out of man’s desire to conquer the seemingly indivisible continuity that is nature, as man only springs from nature out of horror. This movement out of nature is the creation of man, or the movement of man out of nature, his differentiation of himself from animality.

Work Cited

Brody, David, Lynn Dumenil, and James A. Henretta. America’s History. Sixth edition, Bedford/St.Martin’s, 2008.

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