Slavery by Another Name

Note: The quality of the video isn’t great, but it does include closed captioning. The documentary includes reenactments, language, and images that may be disturbing. There are images of lynchings from 34:25-35:45 that students may skip.

Watch the following documentary: (Links to an external site.)
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Questions: How did convict leasing operate and how did it get around the 13th Amendment? What were conditions like for convict laborers? Debt peonage was different (persons were not convicted of a crime however questionable the conviction may have been), but for the purposes of this assignment you may reference both convict laborers and debt peonage when discussing conditions.

Your first post must answer the above questions in 150-200 words (1-2 paragraphs). You must make this post before you will be able to read other posts or reply to other students. This part is worth 15 points. After your first post, respond to another student. You might add some more information, present another point of view, or add to their discussion in some other way. This post should be 50-100 words and is worth 5 points. Both posts must be submitted by 11:59pm. A reminder to be respectful to other students when posting.

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