Slavery by Another NameAnnotation
Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history, the late 1870s through the 1940s when thousands of African-American men were arbitrarily arrested, hit with fines, charged for room and board in state and county jails, and then forced to work off the debt as unpaid laborers.Awards
2008 American Book Award
2009 Pulitzer PrizeAuthor Notes
Douglas A. Blackmon is the Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal.
African American experience
U.S. Civil War
World War II