Slavery by Another Name by Douglas A. Blackmon
The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

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In this groundbreaking historical expose, 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.Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter. By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented 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.


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About Douglas A. Blackmon

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DOUGLAS A. BLACKMON is the Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal. He has written extensively on race, the economy, and American society. Reared in the Mississippi Delta, he lives in downtown Atlanta with his wife and children.
 
Published December 27, 2008 by Anchor. 490 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Biographies & Memoirs. Non-fiction

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The book underscores that if black Americans’ enslavement to U.S. Steel (which, when it acquired the Tennessee Coal, Iron & Railroad Company, became a prime offender) is analogous to the slavery that occurred in Nazi Germany, it also emphasizes that the American slaves’ illiteracy meant there wou...

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The very premise of Douglas Blackmon's book, Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, is a shock to even the most jaded of history buffs.

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Examiner

Historical documentation Some of the wealth of records available to document this form of slavery in the Southern states include: Peonage Files of the United States Department of Justice 1901-1945, Record Group 60, National Archives corporate records penitentiary records African Americans r...

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Daily Kos

These are geerational problems - teach your kids not to hate - teach them to be color blind - that's how you end this shit - trust me, if the diarist has a kid - they probably has a chip on their shoulder against whites.

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HitFix

At every turn, you can sense and appreciate Pollard's efforts, but he's still too reliant on talking head historians in general, and Blackmon's own insights in specific, to really open "Slavery By Another Name" up as a film.

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Variety

Spanning the eight decades between the end of the Civil War and the start of U.S. involvement in World War II, Sam Pollard's well-made and sobering docu "Slavery by Another Name" illustrates the little-known fact that the involuntary servitude of African-Americans continued long past the Emancipa...

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Racism Review

One of my graduate school advisors used to say that “sociology is slow journalism,” but the reality is that really good journalism takes a long time – Blackmon says he thought this project would take him 2 years, but it ended up taking 7 years (the average length of time to complete a PhD dissert...

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