Slavery By Another Name

Slavery By Another Name

Laurence Fishburne
Director: Sam Pollard Cast: Laurence Fishburne
Sam Pollard

DVD (Wide Screen / Stereo)

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According to the broadest outlines of history, the Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution formally abolished slavery in 1865, but the truth is far more complex. In this documentary, historian Sam Pollard argues that domestic slavery continued for years in a covert, thinly-veiled form for decades after the said legal shift; he therefore suggests that it constitutes a grave moral breach within American society. The program undertakes a historical approach; it begins during the period of Reconstruction, with the U.S. on the brink of economic failure. This was a period when African Americans first had the option of social and political ascendancy, and - tragically - Southern States resorted to slimy, underhanded tactics to preserve the status quo - such as debtors' peonage, convicts leased to private businesses, and forced convict labor in operations run by the state. In the program, Pollard leads the audience on a chronological tour of this disturbing history, unveiling one shocking detail after another.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/21/2012
UPC: 0841887016285
Original Release: 2011
Source: Pbs (Direct)
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [stereo]
Time: 1:30:00
Sales rank: 30,880

Special Features

The bricks we stand on; Behind the scenes

Cast & Crew

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Slavery by Another Name
1. Chapter 1 [1:00]
2. Prologue [3:49]
3. Freedom [9:42]
4. Reconstruction Ends [4:45]
5. Convict Leasing [11:26]
6. Criminalizing African Americans [6:50]
7. Peonage on Trial [19:54]
8. The Arrest of Green Cottenham [9:33]
9. Slave Farm of John S. Williams [5:23]
10. The End of Slavery [10:22]
11. Production Credits [3:16]

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