Pete Daniel

The article is based on a chapter from Pete Daniel’s The Shadow of Slavery : Peonage in the South , 1901–1969, to be published soon by the University of Illinois Press. Dr. Daniel is a Southerner who has worked as an assistant editor on the Booker T. Washington Papers, and is now assistant professor of history at the University of Tennessee.

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