Tag Archives: Thirteenth Amendment

Peonage Abolished In New Mexico

I like to bounce my opinions about social problems onto my friend Jorge.  He’s unafraid to objectively analyze issues that concern his personal Mexican-American heritage.  This time, in particular, I wanted to understand the traditional relationship known as “Patron-Peon”. In … Continue reading

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The Enforcement Act Of 1871

President Ulysses S. Grant had been receiving numerous reports of widespread racial threats and violence happening in the Deep South, especially in South Carolina. These troubling events led the President to request a third Enforcement Act. The official title of … Continue reading

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