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“Slavery by Another Name,” a book by Wall Street Journal senior correspondent Douglas A. Blackmon, won a 2009 Pulitzer Prize for its historical account of the exploitation of African American prisoners in Southern states from the late 19th century until World War II. But the state of Alabama seems to regard the book as not so much a great work of nonfiction as a potential security threat.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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