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Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon.

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  • 1 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Eckhart PL - Main 305.8 BLA (Text) 840191002131117 Nonfiction - Main Floor Temporarily Unavailable -
Morgan Co PL - Martinsville Main Library 305.896 BLA (Text) 78551000282381 Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780385722704
  • ISBN: 0385722702
  • Physical Description: x, 468 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: 1st Anchor Books ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2009.

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General Note:
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [444]-459) and index.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: African Americans > Civil rights > History > 19th century.
African Americans > Civil rights > History > 20th century.
African Americans > Employment > History.
African Americans > Crimes against > History.
African American prisoners > Social conditions.
Forced labor > United States > History.
Convict labor > United States > History.
Slavery > United States > History.
United States > Race relations > History > 19th century.
United States > Race relations > History > 20th century.

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