The cry of peonage was in the air and I arranged with Appleton's Magazine for a series of articles on the subject.
However, the peonage system is not hideous everywhere and in all its aspects.
The son of this Turner was the agent in the most frightful case of peonage as yet recorded.
But they were just a bunch of pariahs shipped here to live in peonage.
If that isn't substitution of peonage for chattel slavery, I don't know what the word peonage means.
Horse-hire, peonage, and most mechanical work must be paid for in advance.
The master was tried for peonage in Texas, but was not convicted.
In the rural communities of some parts of the South, it has created an "American Congo" in which peonage is practiced openly.
He cannot attain the measure of success and usefulness toward which Providence points, if he is to be kept in a state of peonage.
peonage, as it is usually understood, means compelling men to work under duress until debts they may owe are paid.
A system of forced labor based on debts incurred by workers. Peonage developed particularly in plantation economies, where employers forced laborers to buy from employer-owned stores, pay inflated prices, and stay in debt.