Pulitzer Book calls for re-examination of U.S. race historyBreaking News
"Slavery By Another Name" recounts the little-known story of how in the decades after President Abraham Lincoln's 1863 Emancipation Proclamation to free slaves, hundreds of thousands of black Americans were re-enslaved as convict laborers.
Author Douglas Blackmon said on Tuesday the story was "absolutely essential" to understanding why a U.S. racial divide still exists and why the country's black minority lags behind the rest of the population in terms of economic and social health.
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Jules R. Benjamin - 4/26/2009
The book sounds like a needed extension of the Post-Reconstruction history of the South. The perverted use of the "law" against black men and their economic exploitation once in prison still haunts the African American community. Three generations later, white share croppers think of their ancestors as living through "hard times;" the contemporary view of black "ex-cons" is not just history.
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