The Historical Analysis Of The Documentary Slavery By Another Name

The documentary Slavery by Another Name embodies a time in history in which Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation freed the African American as slaves but they were not free from the society. “One of America’s most shameful chapters”, shines light on the injustices of the society in the South that included convict leasing, sharecropping, and peonage. African Americans labored against their own will since the whites were trying to put them back into slavery. The documentary shares with us the testimonies of the descendants, self-made men, slaves, and historians who open up to us an appalling period in America. Socially, economically, and politically the film does well portraying and describing the corrupt American system in the era between the Civil War and World War 2. After the 13th amendment was passed in 1865, nearly 4 millions slaves were to bargain on new…show more content…
The film paints us a scary picture or the re-enactments of the outrages practices that occurred during the period between the Civil War and World War 2. The exploitation of African Americans is an American holocaust the film names as another name. In Birmingham, Alabama they created slavery to be another name as they extended it to be much longer and harsher. The film provides us with a historical perspective of the African American, the white elites, and the descendants of the people who were affected, as they reveal to us the brutality of slavery. The film helps us understand the victims of the enslaved South and brings light to “the nameless and faceless people who disappeared during this time fame, who were deemed to be of no value”. The writer of the documentary exposes one of America’s most shameful periods through describing the social, economical, and political stance through slavery. Uncovering the ugliness of America, the film is a beautifully powerful documentary, which is a very important work of
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