Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II (Paperback)

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    A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks...

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    A native of Leland, Mississippi, Doug Blackmon is the Wall Street Journal's Atlanta Bureau Chief. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their two children.
    A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II, under laws enacted specifically to intimidate blacks, tens of thousands of African Americans were arbitrarily arrested, hit with outrageous fines, and charged for the costs of their own arrests. With no means to pay these "debts," prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Armies of "free" black men labored without compensation, were repeatedly bought and sold, and were forced through beatings and physical torture to do the bidding of white masters for decades after the official abolition of American slavery.--From publisher description.

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    ISBN 9780385722704
    Genre HISTORY / United States / 20th Century
    Format Paperback
    Pages 468
    Publisher Date 2009-01-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Anchor Books
    Copyright Year 2008
    Height 8.0 in
    Wdth 5.5 in
    Thickness 1.25 in
    Unit weight 1.0 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
    Edition Detail Reprint
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Blackmon, Douglas A.

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    • slavery by another name

      Douglas Blackmon has written a fantastic book that will captivate you from page one. An account of a shameful period of our history the consequences of which are vry much felt today in our society.

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