Louisiana Law Review


United States. Constitution. 13th Amendment, Crimes against humanity, Forced labor laws, Constitutional amendments -- United States, Slavery laws -- United States


The article discusses how the Thirteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution expressly permitted a recurrence of slavery, provided only that such enslavement constitutes a punishment for violating a criminal statute. It reports new forms of slavery that spread across the South in ways more or less consistent with the language of the Thirteenth Amendment.