- File Size: 1788 KB
- Print Length: 490 pages
- Publisher: Anchor; Reprint edition (December 27, 2008)
- Publication Date: January 6, 2009
- Sold by: Random House LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B001NLKT24
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Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II Kindle Edition
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As an African American (bi-racial Black/White) I can attest to the facts and stories Mr. Blackmon presents, as told to me by my father who only upon his deathbed, felt safe enough to reveal. Growing up in Jasper Texas in the 1920's, he was picking cotton at age 7 and driving tractors at age 9. The atmosphere for Blacks was a living holocaust, where my father witnessed the lynching of his boyhood friend at age 13, where oppression was a daily experience for Blacks; even in the most simple terms of human interaction, where making eye-contact when addressing Whites was considered untenable and subject to harsh retribution.
Indeed, Mr. Blackmon goes far beyond these traditional understandings of racial practices, and brings new, deeper knowledge of how slavery had merely been retooled to accommodate the unforeseen realities of emancipation, allowing it to flourish for many more decades in what Blackmon calls the "Age of Neoslavery".
Resulting from the recent history-making speech on race by Presidential hopeful, Illinois Senator Barack Obama, there is huge public interest in reaching a more comprehensive understanding of race relations in our nation. The fact is, public response to Sen.Read more ›
According to the subtext of this book, the answer depends on what is meant by the question. If you mean militarily, then of course there is no question but that the North won the war. However, if you mean who won the hearts, minds and souls of white America, then it is equally clear from the evidence that unfolded over the next one hundred years, that the winner was the South.
It matters little that each side had different goals and more importantly different pretexts to disguise its goals. In retrospect, and from any angle, this book's focus on "forced labor" proves that the result are all the same: For the North, "ending slavery" was just a pretext to gain control over the lucrative cotton markets and gain hegemony over the South, and do so at the time cotton drove the international economy in the same way that oil drives it today. However, it was the South that kept its eye on the ball. Unlike the North, the South was un-conflicted about the full meaning and importance of slavery: Southerners knew at a deep level that slavery was not only the lynch pen of the Southern way of life, it was the existential process that defined what it meant to be a white man in America, period.
Thus, if the war was about the existential existence of white maleness, then clearly this book, and the unfolding of the next 100 years of American history that it describes, proves that the South won the Civil War. Because this author makes it as clear as the sun is in the sky, that since the South's victory, wherever the South goes, the North is sure and soon to follow. It is this story, so skillfully buried within the subtext of this book that makes it such an important contribution to American history.Read more ›
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A required read for high school age children and for any age that is looking to understand the way slavery has shaped the lives of the everyday African American and the world... Read morePublished 13 days ago by Marvin L. Stepherson
This is a fascinating history of the reasons for many of the problems we face today. You will be surprised at the things you will discover.Published 1 month ago by John Wayne Tucker
Doug is a fantastic writer. This is an important look at slavery from a contemporary writer.Published 2 months ago by Charles Caldwell
A historical must read for every high school student. This book sheds so much light on the evil of institutional racism and why blacks did not "make it" like other... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Sylvia
Such an excellent book. I would check out his interviews with Bill Moyers if you are interested in a synopsis of the book. Read morePublished 3 months ago by @beautyphd
The book didn't really draw me in and was just okay. It is a great historical view of the slaves but was just an okay book and I feel like they left out a lot of details though. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mas The Great
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