Slavery by Another Name:
The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Chat with Douglas A. Blackmon about his new book. Hosted by Thomas Sugrue, 5:00pm ET at FDL.

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In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.

Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter. By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.

A native of Leland, Mississippi, Doug Blackmon is the Wall Street Journal’s Atlanta Bureau Chief. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and their two children. (Amazon.com)

Much more at the book’s website.


This is a preview post, Book Salon is held at FDL.

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