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Title:
Slavery by another name
ISBN:
9781608836253
Publication Information:
[Boston, MA] : PBS Distribution, c2012.
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (97 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
General Note:
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Douglas A. Blackmon.

Originally produced for television in 2012.

Special features: "The bricks we stand on," Douglas A. Blackmon shares how the project evolved (18 min.); behind the scenes.
Summary:
Challenges one of America's most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the U.S. ended with Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation, by telling the harrowing story of how, in the South, a new system of involuntary servitude took its place with shocking force.
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According to the broadest outlines of history, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution formally abolished slavery in 1865, but the truth is far more complex. In this documentary, historian Sam Pollard argues that domestic slavery continued for years in a covert, thinly-veiled form for decades after the said legal shift; he therefore suggests that it constitutes a grave moral breach within American society. The program undertakes a historical approach; it begins during the period of Reconstruction, with the U.S. on the brink of economic failure. This was a period when African Americans first had the option of social and political ascendancy, and - tragically - Southern States resorted to slimy, underhanded tactics to preserve the status quo - such as debtors' peonage, convicts leased to private businesses, and forced convict labor in operations run by the state. In the program, Pollard leads the audience on a chronological tour of this disturbing history, unveiling one shocking detail after another. ~ Nathan Southern, Rovi