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Slavery By Another Name

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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 ...
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Overview

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.
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Special Features

The bricks we stand on; Behind the scenes
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/21/2012
  • UPC: 841887016285
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Source: Pbs (Direct)
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Stereo
  • Sound: stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:30:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 23,473

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Laurence Fishburne Voice Only
Technical Credits
Sam Pollard Director, Producer
Catherine Allan Executive Producer
Michael Bacon Score Composer
Sheila Curran Bernard Screenwriter
Douglas A. Blackmon Executive Producer
Jason L. Pollard Editor
Joyce Vaughn Producer
Andrew Young Cinematographer
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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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Menu

Disc #1 -- Slavery by Another Name
   Play Program
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      The Bricks We Stand On
      Behind the Scenes
   Setup
      Play with English Subtitles: On
      Play with English Subtitles: Off
   PBS.org
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