Douglas A. Blackmon

Douglas A. Blackmon is an American writer and journalist, known for his work on historical and social issues. He is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning book 'Slavery by Another Name,' which explores the re-enslavement of African Americans after the Civil War.


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  1. 1. Slavery by Another Name

    The book explores the concept of "neoslavery," which entrapped thousands of African Americans in the South in a system of forced labor after the Civil War. This system was perpetuated by local laws, racial prejudice, and economic manipulation, where black men were arrested on false charges, then sold to companies as cheap labor. The book illuminates the forgotten history of this "age of neoslavery" that persisted into the 20th century and its profound impact on the racial disparities that exist today.

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