Douglas Blackmon

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The Economics of Labor
01:19 — Douglas A. Blackmon talks about the reasons behind convict labor practices of the day.
The Evolution of the Chain Gang
Author Douglas A. Blackmon explains how chain gangs evolved from the convict leasing system.
Plessy v. Ferguson
Historian Risa Goluboff explains how Plessy v. Ferguson opened the door to legal segregation.
Reflections on Sharecropping
02:18 — 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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