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Peonage, or the New Slavery

"Peonage, or the New Slavery" Voice of the Negro 1 (September, 1904): 394-97.

In this article about recent peonage cases in which Alabaman blacks were arrested on false charges, sold into hard labor, and flogged, Chesnutt calls for decisive federal action to end the "new slavery" and for the reelection of Theodore Roosevelt as a friend of the colored race.

The text was scanned from the original magazine copy in the Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro or from a copy secured through interlibrary loan from other libraries across the country. The scanning was done in the Jackson Library computer laboratory by John M. Freiermuth as a part of his Senior Thesis Project. The OCR scanning was done through the Caere Omnipage Professional 9.0. Proof reading was performed by John M. Freiermuth, and the project was completed on November 1999.

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