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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 4A

11. “Peonage in the South,” Independent (July 9, 1903): 1616-18.

Article documenting the increased prevalence of peonage in the South, defined as a “condition of affairs in which the debtor is held by the creditor in qualified servitude to work out a debt.” The author asserts that the system is being abused and that poor whites are as likely to fall victim to this practice as African Americans.