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The 13th Amendment's fatal flaw created modern-day convict slavery

By Kwasi Konadu, Professor in Africana & Latin American Studies, Colgate University
Clifford C. Campbell, Visiting Lecturer, Dartmouth College
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The 13th Amendment is given credit for freeing an estimated 4 million enslaved people during the Civil War era. It also enabled a prison system of free labor and involuntary servitude.The Conversation


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