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Slavery by a Another Name. Research Activity I: Reflections on Peonage Peonage: a. the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt. b : a system.

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1 Slavery by a Another Name

2 Research Activity I: Reflections on Peonage Peonage: a. the use of laborers bound in servitude because of debt. b : a system of convict labor by which convicts are leased to contractors. Pre-Viewing Discussion Questions 1. Have you ever owed anyone money? How do you pay off a debt to someone? Is working for them for free fair? What if you were forced to do so? 2. Have you heard of peonage before? If so, in what context? If not, why don’t you think you’ve heard about it? Reflections on Peonage Video Clip 1.

3 Research Activity II: Reflections on Robert Franklin Pre-Viewing Discussion Questions 3. Is it important to know the truth about historical events? Why or why not? How can we determine truth in history? 4. Why are some histories difficult to believe? Why are some histories difficult to share? Reflections on Robert Franklin Video Clip 2

4 Research Activity III: The System at Work Pre-Listening Discussion Questions: 5. Have you ever signed a contract? Did you read it completely? Did you sign it even if you thought that it was unfair? 6. Why would someone sign an unfair contract? How can contracts be used to take advantage of someone? Reflections on the System at Work Audio Clip 3

5 Research Activity IV: Convict Leasing Pre-Viewing Discussion Question: 7.Should states be able to make money from leasing those who are imprisoned to private companies for labor? Reflections on Convict Leasing Video Clip 4

6 Research Activity V: Reflections on Sharecropping Pre-Viewing Discussion Questions: 8. What employment opportunities were available to slaves after Emancipation Proclamation? 9. Why do you think so many blacks remained on plantations for work after slavery was abolished? Reflections on Sharecropping Video Clip 5

7 6 Research Activity VI: Sharecropping Pre-Viewing Discussion Questions: 10. Are there any jobs or employers that you think take unfair advantage of the employees? If so, how? 11. Why do people work in environments that are unfair or unsafe? Sharecropping Video Clip


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