Title Profile & Character Information

Slavery by Another Name

Annotation
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 Prize


Author Notes
  Douglas A. Blackmon is the Atlanta Bureau Chief of the Wall Street Journal.
GenreNonFiction
History
Sociology
TopicsAfrican Americans
African American experience
Black history
American history
Slavery
Forced labor
Convicts
Racism
Race relations
Discrimination
False imprisonment
Ethnic relations
Civil rights
Social conditions
Sociology
U.S. Civil War
World War II