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

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This groundbreaking historical expose unearths the lost stories of enslaved persons and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter in "The Age of Neoslavery."

By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented Pulitzer Prize-winning 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.

Following the Emancipation Proclamation, convicts--mostly black men--were "leased" through forced labor camps operated by state and federal governments. Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history.

"An astonishing book. . . . It will challenge and change your understanding of what we were as Americans--and of what we are." --Chicago Tribune



Author: Douglas A. Blackmon
Publisher: Anchor Books
Published: 01/13/2009
Pages: 496
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 7.90h x 5.20w x 1.10d
ISBN: 9780385722704

About the Author
A native of Leland, Mississippi, Doug Blackmon is the Wall Street Journal's Atlanta Bureau Chief. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their two children.