Slavery by Another Name

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

Recommended by Noel Hammatt, and 1 others. See all reviews

Ranked #13 in African American History, Ranked #15 in Slaverysee more rankings.

In this groundbreaking historical exposé, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived 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 ostensible “debts,” prisoners were sold as forced laborers to coal mines, lumber camps, brickyards, railroads, quarries, and...

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Noel Hammatt To overcome racial inequality, we must confront our history. Share this #racialinjustice The Alabama Prison System banned the book "Slavery by another name" claiming it was too "proactive." EJI sued, now any prisoner can read the book! You should too! (Source)

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