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Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Author: Douglas A Blackmon
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st Anchor Books edView all editions and formats
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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, 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas A Blackmon
ISBN: 9780385722704 0385722702
OCLC Number: 232980384
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008.
Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 2009
Description: x, 468 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The wedding --
An industrial slavery --
Slavery's increase --
Green Cottenham's world --
The slave farm of John Pace --
Slavery is not a crime --
The indictments --
A summer of trials, 1903 --
A river of anger --
The disapprobation of God --
Slavery affirmed --
New South rising --
The arrest of Green Cottenham --
Anatomy of a slave mine --
Everywhere was death --
Atlanta, the South's finest city --
Freedom.
Other Titles: Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Responsibility: Douglas A. Blackmon.
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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, 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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