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They can not be extricated from the theory that a class of people carry peonage in their blood.
Eight states passed laws disenfranchising the urban poor, and the new state of California prohibited slavery but established the practice of peonage on Native Americans that denied them political rights.
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legal Definition of peonage
- the holding of any person to service or labor under the system known as peonage is abolished and forever prohibited
- —U.S. Code
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