Slavery by Another Name

The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

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Publisher Description

This groundbreaking historical expose unearths the lost stories of enslaved persons and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter in “The Age of Neoslavery.”

By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented Pulitzer Prize-winning account reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

Following the Emancipation Proclamation, convicts—mostly black men—were “leased” through forced labor camps operated by state and federal governments. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history.

“An astonishing book. . . . It will challenge and change your understanding of what we were as Americans—and of what we are.” —Chicago Tribune

GENRE
History
RELEASED
2008
March 25
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
480
Pages
PUBLISHER
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
9.5
MB

Customer Reviews

jerimelvin ,

Slavery

It never ceases to amaze me how our country was built on the backs of Black people. The research of this book is impeccable and it's told in a way that is honest and pulls no punches. It's history telling at its finest.

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