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Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

 
 
 
 
Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
ISBN 13: 9780385722704
ISBN 10: 385722702
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 2009-01-13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 496
List Price: $17.95
 
 

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.

The New York Times - Janet Maslin

…relentless and fascinating. It exposes what has been a mostly unexplored aspect of American history (though there have been dissertations and a few books from academic presses). It creates a broad racial, economic, cultural and political backdrop for events that have haunted Mr. Blackmon and will now haunt us all. And it need not exaggerate the hellish details of intense racial strife. The torment that Mr. Blackmon catalogs is, if anything, understated here. But it loudly and stunningly speaks for itself.