Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II
Publish date: March 25th 2008
Pages no: 480
Edition language: English
, African American
, American History
, Social Movements
, Social Justice
Read prior to beginning the Michelle Alexander book. Besides a bit of overwrought prose, this is brilliantly researched and well-argued. Both books help to trace the long history and current crisis of systematic, institutional racism in the US, here most distressingly in our legal and prison systems...
I had not heard of this book until I listened to a podcast (OnPoint with Tom Ashbrook) interview between Tom Ashbrook and the author, Douglas Blackmon. This book just won the Pulitzer Prize in non fiction (2009).The interview was fascinating and I find the subject matter very interesting. I think ...
An ugly, miserable, little-known chapter of American history everyone should know about.
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