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Slavery V. PeonagePeonage(debt slavery or debt servitude )-a system where an employer compels aworker to pay off a debt with workOutlawed by Congress in 1867Notgone until the 1940sIn many more cases, however, workers became indebted to planters, merchantsor company storesWorkers were often unable to repay the debtIn the southblack men were picked up for minor crimes andfaced withstaggering fines and court feesforced to work for a local employer who pay their fines for themThe Great Migrationthe vast majority (approximately 90 percent) of African Americans lived in theSouthsome former slaves moved away from the South after the warmost of the population remained in the region shifting from plantations and ruralsmall towns into larger cities
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Spring
Professor
Coach Barker
Tags
American Civil War, Southern United States, Debt bondage

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