Black workers in United States


please watch two videos on Youtube and use the information from the video to answer the three questions below. This is really important, your answer is based on the video, which means you HAVE to use most of the information from the video. DO NOT use any outside materials to answer the question.

  1. Reconstruction The Second Civil War ——
  2. Slavery by Another Name——

Using 400 words or more for each question, answer the following questions:

  1. Describe and explain the changing racial social order during Reconstruction and its implications on labor and political relations in the South, particularly as it relates to African Americans, outlined in the ‘Reconstruction’ documentary.
  2. Explore similarities and differences between slavery and the conditions post-slavery outlined in the documentary ‘Slavery By Another Name’.

3. Explore parallels, or contrasts, between the conditions explained in the documentaries ‘Slavery By Another Name’ and ‘Reconstruction’ and labor, economic, and political conditions of African Americans today?

Here is a little bit background of this assignment (do not repeat the ideas in the same words in your answer)
Emancipation and Reconstruction
At the outset of the Civil War, to the dismay of the more radical abolitionists in the North, President Abraham Lincoln did not make abolition of slavery a goal of the Union war effort. To do so, he feared it would drive the border slave states still loyal to the Union into the Confederacy and anger more conservative northerners. By the summer of 1862, however, the slaves themselves had pushed the issue, heading by the thousands to the Union lines as Lincoln’s troops marched through the South. Their actions debunked one of the strongest myths underlying Southern devotion to the “peculiar institution”–that many slaves were truly content in bondage–and convinced Lincoln that emancipation had become a political and military necessity. In response to Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation ,which freed more than 3 million slaves in the Confederate states by January 1, 1863, blacks enlisted in the Union Army in large numbers, reaching some 180,000 by war’s end.

Slavery by Another Name
Slavery by Another Name is a 90-minute documentary that challenges one of Americans’ most cherished assumptions: the belief that slavery in this country ended with the Emancipation Proclamation. The film tells how even as chattel slavery came to an end in the South in 1865, thousands of African Americans were pulled back into forced labor with shocking force and brutality. It was a system in which men, often guilty of no crime at all, were arrested, compelled to work without pay, repeatedly bought and sold, and coerced to do the bidding of masters. Tolerated by both the North and South, forced labor lasted well into the 20th century.