Slavery By Another Name - Marissa L Thomas Professor Stanberry December 6th 2012 Slavery by Another Name Extra Credit The Slavery by Another Name video

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Marissa L. Thomas Professor Stanberry December 6 th , 2012 Slavery by Another Name Extra Credit The Slavery by Another Name video described the trials and tribulations African- Americans endured following the American Civil War and the establishment of the 13 th , 14 th , and 15 th Amendments to the United States Constitution. The video first highlighted the hope of the African-American people in the South following the Northern victory and official abolishment of slavery in America. In this hope and federal backing up that many African-American leaders and political figures were able to take root in society and allotted males the chance to vote. Unfortunately the seemingly victory of the Civil War, establishment of citizenship and voting rights (for males), and the abolishment of slavery began to fade because of the “wiggle room” found in the 13 th Amendment. The 13 th Amendment states that slavery on grounds aside from punishment is not permissible. Southern white leaders along with a poor white southern population used this to their advantage. New laws were enacted in southern states that changed the punishments for misdemeanor offences to charges that required prison sentencing. This lead to convict leasing, a practice in which a convict is sold to work in the private sector while in prison. Often time

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