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Slavery By Another Name

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Slavery By Another Name
Sam Pollard

Based on a Pulitzer Prize winning book by Douglas Blackmon called Slavery by Another Name: the Re-enslavement of Black Americans in America from the Civil War to World War II. The program undertakes a historical approach- beginning during the period of Reconstruction, with the U.S. on the brink of economic failure. Instead of being a period of African American social and political ascendancy, Southern States resorted to underhanded tactics to preserve the status quo - such as debtors' peonage, convicts leased to private businesses, and forced convict labor in operations run by the state. In the program, Pollard leads the audience on a chronological tour of this disturbing history.

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