All Subjects
      All Types

        Info

        Grades

        9-13+

        Permitted Use

        Stream Only


        Part of Slavery by Another Name
        Caution

        Contains Adult Language

        16 Favorites
        5945 Views

        A History of Forced Labor

        This Slavery by Another Name educational unit focuses on the specific types of forced labor systems used in the South after the Civil War. Students will research and prepare presentations about these systems in addition to making connections between this little-known history to events, dates, and historical figures from America’s more familiar history.

        http://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/

        Reflections on Peonage

        This Slavery by Another Name excerpt is from a StoryCorps oral history that features Kate Willis and her cousin Susan Burnore, descendants of John Williams, a plantation owner who practiced peonage. In this clip, Willis, who wrote a high school paper about peonage and her family’s connection to it, defines the practice and discusses how it differs from slavery.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close

        Reflections on Robert Franklin

        This Slavery by Another Name video excerpt is from a StoryCorps oral history that features Robert Corley, a descendant of Robert N. Franklin, a white shop owner who benefited from forced labor. Here Corley, an historian, talks about how he felt to find out about his great-grandfather’s role in the illegal practice. Corley discusses John Davis, a 23-year-old black sharecropper who after encountering Franklin, was fraudulently charged, imprisoned, and subsequently forced into labor while traveling in Alabama. As a historian, Corley also provides context regarding forced labor and racial attitudes of the time.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close

        The System at Work

        In this book excerpt from the book Slavery by Another Name, author Douglas A. Blackmon writes about how an intricate system of forced labor, supported by local criminal justice systems, operated in the American South, by examining the inner workings of the farm of John Pace, a man who used forced labor.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close

        Convict Leasing

        In this Slavery by Another Name video clip, scholar Khalil Muhammad explains the convict leasing system, a legal labor practice in which state and local governments leased convicts to private companies for profit. Private companies would use convict labor in a number of industries including coal mines, brick making factories, and farms where the conditions were horrid. Often these convicts were convicted of minor or falsified crimes, but unable to escape the convict leasing system once they had been forced into it.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close

        Reflections on Sharecropping

        This Slavery by Another Name video excerpt is from a StoryCorps oral history that features Michelle Clemon and her father U.W. Clemon, whose relatives were sharecroppers. Sharecropping was a common practice in the American South after the Civil War and up until the 1950s before it largely disappeared.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close

        Sharecropping

        This film clip from Slavery By Another Name explores the post-slavery, exploitative practice of sharecropping, a common practice in the American South after the Civil War and up until the 1950s before it largely disappeared.

        Permitted Use:

        Stream Only

        Accessibility:


        Transcript:


        Close

        Contributor:

        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now