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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
Title
Slavery by another name
Title remainder
the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Statement of responsibility
Douglas A. Blackmon
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2
LC item number
.B545 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [444]-459) and index
Contents
The wedding -- An industrial slavery -- Slavery's increase -- Green Cottenham's world -- The slave farm of John Pace -- Slavery is not a crime -- The indictments -- A summer of trails, 1903 -- A river of anger -- The disapprobation of God -- Slavery affirmed -- New South rising -- The arrest of Green Cottenham -- Anatomy of a slave mine -- Everywhere was death -- Atlanta, the South's finest city -- Freedom
Control code
232980384
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed
Extent
x, 468 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385722704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009293876
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)232980384
Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [444]-459) and index
Contents
The wedding -- An industrial slavery -- Slavery's increase -- Green Cottenham's world -- The slave farm of John Pace -- Slavery is not a crime -- The indictments -- A summer of trails, 1903 -- A river of anger -- The disapprobation of God -- Slavery affirmed -- New South rising -- The arrest of Green Cottenham -- Anatomy of a slave mine -- Everywhere was death -- Atlanta, the South's finest city -- Freedom
Control code
232980384
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st Anchor Books ed
Extent
x, 468 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780385722704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009293876
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)232980384

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