Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Submitted by WUSAMaster on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 18:53

"A Pulitzer Prize-winning account of the “Age of Neoslavery,” the American period following the Emancipation Proclamation in which convicts, mostly black men, were “leased” through forced labor camps operated by state and federal governments.

In this groundbreaking historical expose, Douglas A. Blackmon brings to light one of the most shameful chapters in American history—an “Age of Neoslavery” that thrived from the aftermath of the Civil War through the dawn of World War II.

Reproducing Racism: How Everyday Choices Lock In White Advantage

Submitted by WUSAMaster on Sun, 01/22/2017 - 13:46
"This book is designed to change the way we think about racial inequality. Long after the passage of civil rights laws and now the inauguration of our first black president, blacks and Latinos possess barely a nickel of wealth for every dollar that whites have. Why have we made so little progress?
 

Pernicious: The Neo-Confederate Campaign against Social Justice in America

Submitted by WUSAMaster on Sat, 01/21/2017 - 19:30

"The neo-Confederate movement is an ongoing and growing threat to modern democratic life. This neo-reactionary movement uses the antebellum slave past as a blue print for an America which is opposed to democracy, public schools, equality and which supports a society of inequality in which there is subordination based on race, religion, gender, and class. It regards the Ku Klux Klan of Reconstruction as heroes and its ideology regarding violence is frightening. They hope to break up the United States and advocate secession.