African Americans' Forced Labor
Against The Current vol. 147

Thompson, Heather Ann
http://www.solidarity-us.org//node/2941

Publisher:  Against The Current
Date Written:  01/07/2010
Year Published:  2010  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX13679

As Americans we are taught that slavery was abolished after the Civil War. A close reading of the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution reveals, however, that this was not exactly the case. Although this amendment did outlaw slavery for the majority of American citizens, anyone convicted of a crime could still, quite legally, be kept in a state of bondage without claims on civil liberties and without remuneration for their forced labor.

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