FARMERS: 'Bootleg Slavery

Last week the crusading Scripps-Howard newspaper chain started a stark series of articles by Correspondent Hugh Russell Fraser about the "peonage of 8,000,000 share croppers in the South."

The sensational New York Post published an even starker series on the same subject by earthy Author Erskine Caldwell (God's Little Acre, Tobacco Road).

From Cincinnati, earnest Socialist Norman Thomas broadcast: "The most wretched conditions on any large scale anywhere to be found in exploited America, exist in [the] cotton country. . . . These share croppers and casual day laborers of the cotton fields are the Forgotten Men of...

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