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Corporate America’s New Profit Center: Put as Many People in Jail as Possible

By August 14, 2013September 6th, 2013Commentaries/Opinions

What does America do when she no longer needs her slaves or surplus workers?

The 1880’s reconstruction era was the first time in our history that America had seen a large surplus of non-white labor.

In the 1870’s many former slaves were integrated into the labor force, but white backlash in the 1880’s and 1890’s led to a permanent underclass through nearly a century of “separate but equal.”


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