Directed by sam pollard, produced by catherine allan and douglas blackmon and written by sheila curranbernard, slavery by another name shines a light on the injustices occurring after african americans were freed, specifically in the south. It is at once provocative and thoughtprovoking, sobering and heartrending. Pbs bases its slavery by another name documentary on the pulitzer prizewinning book by the same name. Slavery by another name, is a thought provoking and maddening book about slavery in the south during the turn of the twentieth century through the 1960s. How did a person respond to being the slave of another. The video slavery by another name along with this video worksheet provide students with a strong understanding.
Slavery by another name is a 90minute documentary that challenges one of americans most cherished assumptions. Slavery by another namefilm screening with douglas. For those who think the conversation about race or exploitation in america is over, they should read douglas blackmons cautionary tale, slavery by another name. Slavery by another name questions video link slavery by. Slavery by another name video worksheetwebquest by. With laurence fishburne, turron kofi alleyne, douglas a. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the south in 1865, thousands of african americans were pulled back. Bledsoe pleading guilty in federal court in mobile, alabama, on october, 1941, to a charge of peonage for holding a back man named martin thompson against his will. While the methods of forced labor took on many forms over those eight. Slavery by another name engagement tpt national productions. David lewis, the emergence of birmingham as a case study of continuity between the antebellum planter class and industrialization in the new south, agricultural history.
The reenslavement of black americans from the civil war to world war ii is a book by american writer douglas a. Blackmon written by sheila curran bernard based on the book slavery by another name by douglas a. Driver and overseer, brief overview, in online encyclopedia of american history, from letter of a black overseerdriver to his master, 1840, in slavery and the making of america pbs peter, a slave on the plantation of charles pettigrew brother of william, north carolina, from the north carolina museum of history. Watch slavery by another name video and complete viewing guide questions quick links below to relevant video clips of 23 minutes each, containing historians commentary on the topics. It is insulting to realize that, comparatively, persons who commit felony white collar crimes can become employed sooner and with a higher wage than most, if not all, minority persons with or. Slavery by another name the weekly challenger newspaper. He lives in atlanta with his wife and their two children.
Slavery by another name challenges one of our countrys most cherished assumptions. It also reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the reemergence of human labor trafficking, the modern companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the systems final demise in the 1940s, partly due to fears of enemy propaganda about american racial abuse at the beginning of world war ii. The reenslavement of black americans from the civil war to world war 2 new york, new york. Slavery by another name narrated by laurence fishburne produced and directed by sam pollard executive producer catherine allan coexecutive producer douglas a. A huge system of forced, unpaid labor, mostly affecting southern black men, that lasted until world war ii. Retracing slaverys trail of tears history smithsonian magazine. Slavery by another name relays the forgotten stories of postcivil war slavery duration. Watch the video, slavery by another namewhat comes to mind when you consider the films title, slavery by another name. Slavery by another name lesson planmost students do not have a good understanding of the discrimination and bias laws that were passed against african americans after reconstruction ended. I did not intend to escape one kind of slavery for another87. Slavery by another name follows the life of green cottenham who was arrested on march 30, 1908 by the sheriff of selby county, alabama, and charged with vagrancy and in walking in his footsteps author blackmon shared what hed learned about the politics of the day and how those politics and slavery were synonymous then as they are today. Synonyms for slave driver at with free online thesaurus, antonyms, and definitions. He said his own father knew the name of the people who had enslaved their family in virginia.
A driver might be convinced by a master to manage the slaves for better. Blackmons pulitzer prizewinning book, premiered nationally on pbs in 2012 as a 90minute documentary, website, and educational initiative. Based on the pulitzerprizewinning book by douglas blackmon, slavery by another name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and subject to sometimes deadly working conditions as unpaid convict labor. The pbs documentary slavery by another name examines the perpetuation of slavery under the guise of the peonage system.
Revenues from the neoslavery poured the equivalent of tens of millions of dollars into the treasuries of alabama, mississippi, louisiana, georgia, florida, texas, north carolina, and south carolinawhere more than 75 percent of the black population in the united states then. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Eyes of the sun video slavery of another name from the album chapter i. Freedom the final chapter of american slavery slavery by another name. The personal story of green cottenham, a black man born free in the mid1880s is purely fictional. It explores the forced labor, of prisoners, overwhelmingly african american men, through the convict lease system used by states, local governments, white farmers, and corporations after the american civil war.
The peonage system represents one of the great failures of reconstruction. Slavery by another name challenges one of americans most cherished assumptions. You will become very angry when you read how georgia, alabama, texas, florida et al had local town city officials ready to. Blackmon is the atlanta bureau chief of the wall street journal. Slavery by another name mp3 cd audiobook, mp3 audio, unabridged. We had a guy that doubled as a driver and supervised the warehouse. Slavery by another name 2012, a new documentary based on douglas blackmons pulitzer prizewinning nonfiction book about insidious forms of forced labor that emerged in the american south following the civil war, will be screened on friday, february 3, 2012 at 7. Slavery by another name history background by nancy obrien wagner, bluestem heritage group introduction for more than seventyfive years after the emancipation proclamation and the end of the civil war, thousands of blacks were systematically forced to work against their will. Dockets and trial records were inconsistently maintained. Challenging one of americas most cherished assumptions, the belief that slavery in the u. I joined fiftyone other slaves whom he had bought in maryland.
The futility of combating black slavery, writes blackmon, was clear. Directed by john lamacchia cinematography by steve perlmutter and john lamacchia edited by steve perlmutter. Slave drivers, overseers, enslavement, african american. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Slave driver definition of slave driver by merriamwebster. English escape from slavery test flashcards quizlet. My father gave me an education to be a slave driver over the common people. Eyes of the sun slavery of another name blacklight. Slavery by another name, a multimedia project based on douglas a. Slavery by another name is an enormously powerful film that brings to light a period of history, largely ignored, in which many negative stubborn stereotypesthose that still plague societywere deliberately born in addition to a screening of the film, 2009 pulitzer prizewinner douglas blackmon, author of the book of the same name, will join us for a discussion, along with two. Attorneys were rarely involved on the side of blacks. It is at best but a gloomy transfer from the mercies of a slave driver, to the justice of a military magistrate. Synonyms for slavery include bondage, enslavement, servitude, subjugation, thrall, captivity, thraldom, serfdom, vassalage and yoke. Author douglas blackmon is an awardwinning journalist, also the.
Slavery by another nameis a moving, sobering account of a littleknown crime against african americans, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today. Synonyms for slave include bondsman, serf, vassal, bondservant, thrall, slavey, bondman, bondslave, bondswoman and chattel. With an overdrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for ataglance information about availability. The documentary slavery by another name explores how in the years following the emancipation proclamation, systematic approaches were taken to reenslave newly freed blacks in the united states. They often aspired to arrange courtships for their children with other domestic slaves. The film documents how after the civil war, repressive labor practices and laws pulled thousands of african americans in the south back into new forms of slavery that lasted well into the 20th century. Another slave, albert, had wed, and left for good in the middle of the first picking time after the destruction of the waramid the chaos and uncertainty when no one could be sure slavery had truly ended.
The documentary recounts how in the years following the civil war, insidious new forms of forced labor emerged in the american south, keeping hundreds of thousands of african americans in bondage, trapping them in a. Cuddle was a regular slave driver, as dale called him. The reenslavement of black americans from the civil war to world war ii anchor books, a division of random house, new york 2008 p. A pulitzer prizewinning account of the age of neoslavery, the american period following the emancipation proclamation. For decades, white legal officials and businessmen successfully opposed these efforts through disenfranchisement, economic pressure, and violent. The reenslavement of black people in america from the civil war to world war ii. Slave drivers, overseers, enslavement, african american identity. How did black drivers relate to their masters, and to their fellow slaves over whom they held authority. Based on the pulitzerprizewinning book by douglas blackmon, slavery by another name tells the stories of men, charged with crimes like vagrancy, and often guilty of nothing, who were bought and sold, abused, and. Slavery by another name from the start of the convict leasing system, african americans and some whites attempted to expose the practice and to organize against it. A documentary that recounts the many ways in which american slavery persisted as a practice many decades after its supposed abolition. Pbs202slavery by another name 2012 sundance film festival by news. He has written extensively on race, the economy, and american society.
She pressed the shoulders she still held with the gesture of an arab slave driver. Slavery by another name does just that, detailing the mechanisms by which africanamericans in the south were oppressed after the civil war and their supposed emancipation. The reenslavement of black americans from the civil war to world war ii by douglas a. The government was trying to make it right with the blacks and whites. Slavery by another name the reenslavement of black americans from the civil war to world war ii by douglas a.
Slavery by another name facing history and ourselves. Blackmons pulitzer prizewinning book, turns that belief on its head. It was a shocking reality that often went unacknowledged, then and now. A native of leland, mississippi, doug blackmon is the wall street journals atlanta bureau chief. Usually, an african american either took the train or walked to a neighboring town or city looking for work. Slavery by another name definitely evokes thought and challenges current behaviors and the activity associated toward minorities and criminal behavior. Slavery by another name, a documentary film based on douglas a. The gang headed down the great wagon road, a route that came from pennsylvania. Letter of a black overseerdriver to his master, 1840, in slavery and the making of america pbs peter, a slave on the plantation of charles pettigrew brother of william, north carolina, from the north carolina museum of history. Slave driver definition is a supervisor of slaves at work. It is a muslim name that is contrary to franciss christian beliefs. This gets slavery by another name off to a shaky start. Advertisement the degree of difficulty is higher than normal, because this is a chapter of.193 268 127 1004 997 383 851 749 874 346 1072 1260 442 379 685 448 1225 909 324 605 360 14 459 1183 379 1384 585 1414 439 913 453 1376 1048 345 533 836 305 1412 754