12 March 2012

Slavery By Another Name


On this site you can watch the PBS program Slavery by Another Name and also the making of Slavery by Another Name.

As stated on the website ...

“Slavery by Another Name “resets” our national clock with a singular astonishing fact: Slavery in America didn’t end 150 years ago, with Abraham Lincoln’s 1863 Emancipation Proclamation.  Based on Douglas A. Blackmon’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book, the film illuminates how in the years following the Civil War, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the American South, persisting until the onset of World War II...”

Besides watching the videos, check out the interactive map and timeline (1860-1950), the theme gallery and the other resource material provided or mentioned.

Were any of your ancestors involved in post Civil War “forced labor?”


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