Slavery by Another Name

Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II is a book by American writer Douglas A. Blackmon, published by Anchor Books in 2008. It explores the forced labor of imprisoned black men and women through the convict lease system used by states, local governments, white farmers, and corporations after the American Civil War until World War II in the southern United States.

Slavery by Another Name began in 2001 as an article,  "From Alabama's Past, Capitalism Teamed With Racism to Create Cruel Partnership", that Blackmon wrote for The Wall Street Journal detailing the use of black forced labor by U.S. Steel Corporation.  In 2009, the book was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction, and in 2011, was adapted into a documentary film for PBS.

 

If the video above does not play or is remove, it may still be available at PBS at: “Slavery by Another Name“.

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