Tuesday, Feb. 18, 7:00 p.m., Small Meeting Room, Main Library
Donald Blackmon gives a groundbreaking and disturbing account of a sordid chapter in American history-the lease (essentially the sale) of convicts to "commercial interests" between the end of the 19th century and well into the 20th. Blackmon's book reveals in devastating detail the legal and commercial forces that created this neoslavery along with deeply moving and totally appalling personal testimonies of survivors.
Copies of Slavery by Another Name will be held at the Reader's Services desk on the 2nd floor; stop by or call 847-448-8620. For more information, including related interviews, videos and other websites, see the AAL blog.