Slaves of the State

Dennis Childs talked about his book Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary, in which he argues that some southern… read more

Slaves of the State Dennis Childs talked about his book Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary, in which he argues that some southern states exploited a clause in the 13th amendment that allowed for slavery as punishment for a crime.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in San Diego, California, from November 5-11, to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter Spectrum and Cox Communications cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2. close

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Slaves of the State

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Interview
Location:
San Diego, California, United States
First Aired:
Jan 07, 2017 | 12:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jan 08, 2017 | 11:25am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Jan 07, 2017 | 12:55pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 08, 2017 | 11:25am EST | C-SPAN 2
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