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Author Blackmon, Douglas A., author.

Title Slavery by another name [OverDrive electronic resource] : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon.

Publication Info. New York : Anchor Books, 2009.
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Note Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008.
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Summary 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.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. New York Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009 Available via World Wide Web.
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.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
ISBN 9780307472472 (electronic bk.)
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