Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name

The Re-enslavement of Black People in America From the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon

Book - 2008
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In this groundbreaking book, Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history--the re-enslavement of black Americans from the Civil War to World War II--in a moving, sobering account that explores the insidious legacy of white racism that reverberates today.
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2008
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780385506250
Branch Call Number: E185.2 .B545 2008
305.896 B629s
Characteristics: x, 468 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm


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A sobering account of how, from the late 1870s through the mid-twentieth century, thousands of African-American men were arrested and forced to work off outrageous fines by serving as unpaid labor to businesses and provincial farmers.

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Mar 22, 2017

The "re-enslavement of black people from the Civil War to World War II" was due to CHOICE. The choice was either Booker T. Washington and his vision (Tuskegee Institute) for the American Negro or W.E.B. Du Boise and his Niagara Movement (aka NAACP) for the Colored-Black-African American; the enslavement was in choosing the latter. Read The Chronicles of Booker T. Washington by William Richard Kraft and Death In 60 Days: Who Killed Booker T. Washington by Paulette Horton-Davis. The so-called African American enslaved themselves....and we are paying in spades for it!

Oct 09, 2016

A riveting account of conditions faced by African Americans during Reconstruction and beyond. A hard hitting book, a definite must read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of race relations in America.

Jun 02, 2016

Probably the single most important book I have read on the subject of race relations in the U.S.A. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2008, this book caused me to adjust my thinking about this topic. I don't think it is possible to be informed on this topic without reading this book - a very strong statement, and one I have never made before, but in this case, I think it is warranted.

Jan 30, 2015

Great book for us to know regardling the history of our nation. Everyone should be aware of this portion of US history and the horrible treatment some blacks went through during this time. Slavery is closer to our generation than some may realize.


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