Slavery by Another Name History Project 8-10

Slavery by Another Name History Project 8-10 - Trevor...

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Trevor Grabhorn Slavery by Another Name , Douglas A. Blackmon Anchor Books, 2008 1. This book was basically about the age of neo-slavery in which Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history —when a cynical new form of slavery was resurrected from the ashes of the Civil War and re-imposed on hundreds of thousands of African-Americans until 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 ostensible ―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 by southern landowners and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Government officials leased falsely imprisoned blacks to small-town entrepreneurs, provincial farmers, and dozens of corporations—including U.S. Steel Corp.— looking for cheap and abundant labor. Armies of "free" black men labored without compensation, were repeatedly
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2011 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at Baltimore City.

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