*A Must See*: Slavery by Another Name -PBS Documentary

*A Must See*: Slavery by Another Name -PBS

This is a documentary of what actually happened in the southern states of the United States of America after the Civil War and the Abolition of Slavery.  This true history of the partial re-installation of slavery, is not usually recounted in the history books.   Also, the present prison system… and the Prison Industrial Complex… where some six million African-descendant males are presently incarcerated could be the continuation of the same mentality.

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  • Cliff Thomas  On July 23, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    Very sad indeed. I guess the blacks in Guyana went through similar treatment in 1838 and onwards by their white Masters. I am trying to understand why is it that humans treated other humans so badly because of the texture of their hair and colour of their skin when we are all created by the same GOD in the likeness of His own image. I just cannot understand.

  • Thinker  On July 24, 2013 at 5:31 am

    No, it was not the same due to the fact that indentured labourers were imported. Man evolved. He was not created in anyone’s image. He adapted to life outside East Africa.

    • Kman  On July 27, 2013 at 4:08 pm

      Indenturship was another word that was used for slavery against non whites. This is not the dictionary definition, but from a practical standpoint it was, with a little tweaking. The whites who were indentured were treated as ‘kings’ as compared to the non whites. Plus, the non whites in most cases cases were kidnapped.

      • Thinker  On July 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

        European and Asian Indentureship.doc
        For a historian a clear definition is necessary, even though one fully understands the horrors of indentureship, which was limited in time. The work of James Crosby, the Immigration Agent-General in Guyana, in looking after the interests of the indentured labourers should be noted.

  • Om Sudrania  On July 24, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Slavery against anyone, anywhere and at anytime must be classed as the most horrific crime against humanity.

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