Slavery by Another Name

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Laurence Fishburne narrates this look at forced labor in post-Civil War America, when blacks were often arrested on and convicted of spurious charges, then leased or sold as laborers to various entities, a practice that lasted well into the 20th century.

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Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Douglas A. Blackmon talks about the reasons behind convict labor practices of the day.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Author Douglas A. Blackmon explains how chain gangs evolved from the convict leasing system.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

Historian Risa Goluboff explains how Plessy v. Ferguson opened the door to legal segregation.

Free | PBS Posted: 5/2/2014

During a StoryCorps interview, U.W. Clemons talked about his grandparents and parents and their lives of sharecropping following the Civil War.

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Premise: Laurence Fishburne narrates this look at forced labor in post-Civil War America, when blacks were often arrested on and convicted of spurious charges, then leased or sold as laborers to various entities, a practice that lasted well into the 20th century.

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