Posted by: Khepera | Tuesday, 6 May 2008

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


There is a new book out, by Douglas A. Blackmon, entitled: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II. I found out about it by catching the author being interviewed on Tavis Smiley’s show. It was a very intriguing interview, not the least of which dealt with the fact that the author, Blackmon, is a white guy from Mississippi. The link above will take you to the Tavis interview online. I will admit that I have yet to read this, but, from the interview alone, it is right near the top of the list of new reads for me. Definitely worth checking out.

I am adding three videos of interviews with the author to provide some greater insight into the topic, and the author’s perspective.  It is worth noting, as Tavis pointed out, that it took a white journalist from the Wall Street Journal to engage this topic, because, as Blackmon & Tavis agree, it was received very differently coming from him than it would have been had it been written by a Black author.


Frontline Interview with Bill Moyers


Interview on Democracy Now, Part 1


Interview on Democracy Now, Part 2

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  1. […] well over a century — from the times of chain gangs and thinly veiled slavery(see the post Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II) to this very day.  Like most corporate behemoths, the prison industry is overbearing, leveraging […]


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