Peonage is a form of slavery AFTER the 1865 Emancipation Proclamation, in which landowners teamed up with city officials to continue slave labor.
Check the ruling at the very end…sheesh!
If you want further insight, check our book recommendations:
- The Shadow of Slavery: Peonage in the South, 1901-1969
- Department of Justice: Slavery, Peonage, and Involuntary Servitude
- Moaning Low: From Slavery to Peonage. Involuntary Servitude in the Arkansas Delta