Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name

The Re-enslavement of Black Americans From the Civil War to World War II

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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.
Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, a division of Random House, Inc., 2009
Edition: First Anchor books edition
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9780385722704
0385722702
Branch Call Number: 305.896 Bl
Characteristics: x, 468 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm

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Sistawoman09
Mar 22, 2017

The "re-enslavement of black people from the Civil War to World War II" was due to CHOICE. The choice was either Booker T. Washington and his vision (Tuskegee Institute) for the American Negro or W.E.B. Du Boise and his Niagara Movement (aka NAACP) for the Colored-Black-African American; the enslavement was in choosing the latter. Read The Chronicles of Booker T. Washington by William Richard Kraft and Death In 60 Days: Who Killed Booker T. Washington by Paulette Horton-Davis. The so-called African American enslaved themselves....and we are paying in spades for it!

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larrydgeorge
Oct 09, 2016

A riveting account of conditions faced by African Americans during Reconstruction and beyond. A hard hitting book, a definite must read for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of race relations in America.

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cuwabig1
Jun 02, 2016

Probably the single most important book I have read on the subject of race relations in the U.S.A. The winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2008, this book caused me to adjust my thinking about this topic. I don't think it is possible to be informed on this topic without reading this book - a very strong statement, and one I have never made before, but in this case, I think it is warranted.

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Bluejay_4
Jan 30, 2015

Great book for us to know regardling the history of our nation. Everyone should be aware of this portion of US history and the horrible treatment some blacks went through during this time. Slavery is closer to our generation than some may realize.

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Jan 30, 2015

Bluejay_4 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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