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Trang Pham United State History II 02/26/2016 SLAVERY BY ANOTHER NAME Question 1: “Slavery by another name” is a phrase word that black Southerners use to describe about the time between the Civil War and World War II when they were no longer slaves, but they were not yet free (The movie). After Reconstruction, black Americans in the South thought they are freedom; they can do everything they want. However, they were forced to labor against their will. White Southerners were responding to try to put black Southerners back into a position as close to slavery as they possibly could (The movie). This is a period time that almost Americans cannot recognize or understand today. The black Southerners lived in the depth of poverty, the racial discrimination, the invisible detention. “Slavery by another name” reflected the social, economic, and legal status of black Americans in the South after Reconstruction like the moving from this detention to another detention. For example, with no voting rights and no voice in government, blacks in the South were subjected to a system of segregation and discrimination. Black and white people attended separate schools. Black people could not serve on juries, which meant that they had little if any legal recourse. In Black Boy , an autobiographical account of life during this time, Richard Wright wrote he was
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being struck with a bottle and knocked from a moving truck because he did not call a white man by "Sir" (Wikipedia.com) Question 2: Southern Industrialization and Agriculture rebuilt on this system by the moving of Northerners. In the decades after World War II, the economy of the old
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