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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
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction, 2009
Cataloging source
DLC
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
Target audience
adult
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780385722704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232980384
  • (Sirsi) u2116450
  • (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
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
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
x, 468 pages
Isbn
9780385722704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232980384
  • (Sirsi) u2116450
  • (OCoLC)232980384

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