• Only by acknowledging the full extent of slavery's full grip on U.S. Society - its intimate connections to present day wealth and power, the depth of its injury to black Americans, the shocking nearness in time of its true end - can we reconcile the paradoxes of current American life.

    Douglas A. Blackmon (2012). “Slavery by Another Name: The re-enslavement of black americans from the civil war to World War Two”, p.381, Icon Books