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synonyms for peonage

  • bondage
  • enslavement
  • serfdom
  • subjugation
  • bonds
  • chains
  • confinement
  • obedience
  • serfhood
  • subjection
  • thrall
  • thralldom
  • vassalage
  • yoke
  • bondage
  • labor
  • enslavement
  • servitude
  • captivity
  • serfdom
  • enthrallment
  • thralldom
  • restraint
  • work
  • thrall
  • grind
  • drudgery
  • indenture
  • drudge
  • toil
  • moil
  • subjugation
  • subjection
  • serfhood
  • feudalism
  • vassalage
  • bullwork
  • chains constraint
  • helotry
  • menial labor
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antonyms for peonage

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  • freedom
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  • fun
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    How to use peonage in a sentence

    I, with a train load of other strikers, went to Louisiana and the whole bunch of us were practically forced into peonage.
    THE IRON PUDDLERJAMES J. DAVIS
    The profit to England from Irish peonage cannot be assessed in terms of trade, or finance, or taxation.
    THE CRIME AGAINST EUROPEROGER CASEMENT
    Had this bill not been bitterly opposed, the Irish people would have been subject to peonage equal to absolute slavery.
    LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOL. 13ELBERT HUBBARD
    Joseph Biggar had the floor and declared the bill was really a move to steal Irish children and sell them into perpetual peonage.
    LITTLE JOURNEYS TO THE HOMES OF THE GREAT, VOL. 13ELBERT HUBBARD
    Many of these acts betokened an intention on the part of the lawmakers to reduce the freedmen to a state of serfdom or peonage.
    THE LIFE OF LYMAN TRUMBULLHORACE WHITE
    But this was followed by servile and penal laws in all the Southern states that looked like peonage in place of slavery.
    RACES AND IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAJOHN R. COMMONS
    Contract labor of this kind is quite different from the peonage and contract labor of the non-industrial races.
    RACES AND IMMIGRANTS IN AMERICAJOHN R. COMMONS
    The time had passed for a reëstablishment of slavery, but serfdom and peonage were still possible and probable.
    THE NEGRO IN THE SOUTHBOOKER T. WASHINGTON
    Capitalistic culture of cotton, the high price of cotton, and the system of labor peonage have made land high.
    THE NEGRO IN THE SOUTHBOOKER T. WASHINGTON
    The scheme worked, so a condition approximating peonage was developed upon several of the plantations.
    TERRYCHARLES GOFF THOMSON
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    WORDS RELATED TO PEONAGE

    • chains
    • enslavement
    • helotry
    • peonage
    • serfage
    • serfdom
    • servility
    • servitude
    • subjection
    • subjugation
    • thrall
    • thralldom
    • villenage
    • yoke
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