Slavery by Another Name

"To most Americans, slavery ended with the Empancipation Proclamation. Slavery by Another Name gives voice to the largely forgotten victims and perpetrators of forced labor."

Slavery by Another NameThis 90-minute documentary challenges one of Americans' most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. As chattel slavery came to an end in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, werw coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and the South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.

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The 13th Amendment Didn't Abolish Slavery?

The 13th Amendment Didn't Abolish Slavery?

Historian Pete Daniel explains the thirteenth amendment and why it didn't abolish slavery.

The Origins of Black Codes

The Origins of Black Codes

Historian Mary Ellen Curtin explains Black Codes.

Why Forced Labor?

Why Forced Labor?

Douglas A. Blackmon and historian Khalil Muhammad explain the Southern economy.

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