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The Resource Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon

Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon

Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon
Title
Slavery by another name
Title remainder
the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"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 farm plantations. Thousands of other African Americans were simply seized by southern landowners and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Government officials leased falsely imprisoned blacks to small-town entrepreneurs, provincial farmers, and dozens of corporations - including U.S. Steel - looking for cheap and abundant labor. 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." "Based on a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Slavery by Another Name 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. It also reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the modern companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the system's final demise in the 1940s, partly due to fears of enemy propaganda about American racial abuse at the beginning of World War II. Slavery by Another Name is a moving, sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blackmon, Douglas A
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2
LC item number
.B545 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African American prisoners
  • Forced labor
  • Convict labor
  • Slavery
  • United States
  • United States
Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
167764008
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780385506250
Lccn
2007034500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)167764008
Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II / Douglas A. Blackmon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [407]-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
167764008
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780385506250
Lccn
2007034500
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)167764008

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