Pulitzer Prize Winners 2009 : non-fiction award – ‘Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II’

Posted on April 20, 2009. Filed under: Human Rights | Tags: , , , |

Well, the Pulitzer Prize winners for 2009 have been announced this morning at Columbia University and this year the awards for human rights pieces are admirable. The general nonfiction award went to “Slavery by Another Name : The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II” by Douglas A. Blackmon, the Atlanta bureau chief for The Wall Street Journal.

“It’s a huge honor for me,” Blackmon said of his Pulitzer, “but more importantly I hope it really validates the idea that this is a part of American history that we have ignored and neglected, and it’s time for a really dramatic reinterpretation of what happened to African-Americans during that period of time.”

Check the book out here at Amazon, as we here at the Human Rights Book Review intend to-

Amazon US: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

Amazon UK: Slavery by Another Name: The Re-Enslavement of Black Americans from the Civil War to World War II

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