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The Resource Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon

Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon

Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Title
Slavery by another name
Title remainder
the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Statement of responsibility
Douglas A. Blackmon
Title variation
Re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A sobering account of a little-known crime against African Americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. From the aftermath of the Civil War through 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 "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 and compelled into years of involuntary servitude. Armies of "free" black men labored without compensation, were repeatedly bought and sold, and were forced through beatings and physical torture to do the bidding of white masters for decades after the official abolition of American slavery.--From publisher description
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction, 2009
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
305.896/073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.2
LC item number
.B533 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 444-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The bricks we stand on -- Part 1: The slow poison. The wedding : fruits of freedom ; An industrial slavery : "Niggers is cheap" ; Slavery's increase : "Day after day we looked death in the face & was afraid to speak" ; Green Cottenham's world : "The negro dies faster" -- Part 2: Harvest of an unfinished war. The slave farm of John Pace : "I don't owe you anything" ; Slavery is not a crime : "We shall have to kill a thousand ... to get them back to their places" ; The indictments : "I was whipped nearly every day" ; A summer of trials, 1903 : "The master treated the slave unmercifully" ; A river of anger : the south is "an armed camp" ; The disapprobation of God : "It is a very rare thing that a negro escapes" ; Slavery affirmed : "Cheap cotton depends on cheap niggers" ; New South rising : "The great corporation" -- Part 3: The final chapter of American slavery. The arrest of Green Cottenham : a war of atrocities ; Anatomy of a slave mine : "Degraded to a plane lower than the brutes" ; Everywhere was death : "Negro quietly swung up by an armed mob ... All is quiet" ; Atlanta, the South's finest city : "I will murder you if you don't do that work" ; Freedom : "In the United States one cannot sell himself" -- Epilogue: The ephemera of catastrophe
Control code
232980384
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
x, 468 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385722704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009293876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232980384
  • (OCoLC)232980384
Label
Slavery by another name : the re-enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II, Douglas A. Blackmon
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 2008
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 444-459) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The bricks we stand on -- Part 1: The slow poison. The wedding : fruits of freedom ; An industrial slavery : "Niggers is cheap" ; Slavery's increase : "Day after day we looked death in the face & was afraid to speak" ; Green Cottenham's world : "The negro dies faster" -- Part 2: Harvest of an unfinished war. The slave farm of John Pace : "I don't owe you anything" ; Slavery is not a crime : "We shall have to kill a thousand ... to get them back to their places" ; The indictments : "I was whipped nearly every day" ; A summer of trials, 1903 : "The master treated the slave unmercifully" ; A river of anger : the south is "an armed camp" ; The disapprobation of God : "It is a very rare thing that a negro escapes" ; Slavery affirmed : "Cheap cotton depends on cheap niggers" ; New South rising : "The great corporation" -- Part 3: The final chapter of American slavery. The arrest of Green Cottenham : a war of atrocities ; Anatomy of a slave mine : "Degraded to a plane lower than the brutes" ; Everywhere was death : "Negro quietly swung up by an armed mob ... All is quiet" ; Atlanta, the South's finest city : "I will murder you if you don't do that work" ; Freedom : "In the United States one cannot sell himself" -- Epilogue: The ephemera of catastrophe
Control code
232980384
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor books edition.
Extent
x, 468 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780385722704
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2009293876
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn232980384
  • (OCoLC)232980384

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