‘As much in bondage as they were before’: unfree labour during the New Deal (1935-1952)

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Pizzolato, N. 2016. ‘As much in bondage as they were before’: unfree labour during the New Deal (1935-1952). in: van der Linden, M. and Rodríguez García, M. (ed.) On Coerced Labour Leiden Brill.
Chapter title‘As much in bondage as they were before’: unfree labour during the New Deal (1935-1952)
AuthorsPizzolato, N.
Abstract

This chapter examines peonage, a form of unfree labour, in the US during the New Deal. It puts this practice in a comparative perspective with similar forms of unfree labour practice within the British and French colonies. The US, however, were not intensively scrutinised by the international organisations such as the ILO or the Economic and Social Council of the UN. In the 1950s, some American political activists attempted to bring the US accountable for the practices of unfree labour widespread in the southern states in front of the UN. This articles recounts the aim and outcome of that attempt.

Research GroupWork and Learning Research Centre
LanguageEnglish
Book titleOn Coerced Labour
Editorsvan der Linden, M. and Rodríguez García, M.
PublisherBrill
Place of publicationLeiden
SeriesStudies in Global History
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Hardcover9789004316379
Publication dates
Print01 Jun 2016
Publication process dates
Deposited29 May 2015
SubmittedDec 2015
Output statusPublished
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1163/9789004316386_011
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