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Writers of El Malcriado share one of many stories of slave labor occuring in the fields. They describe one man's abuse at the hands of grower named Wardell Williams, who was later found guilty of murdering his wife. Wardell Williams was let go stating that he employed many individuals disregarding the fact that he abused and kidnapped individuals from Chicago's Skid Row.
Slavery, esclavitud, Chicago, Michigan, navy, army, marine, Rev. Virgil Oyer of Adrian, Michigan, American Indian, Edgar Broussard, Chicago Skid row, labor contracts, brutality, Blissfield, Michigan, Wardell Williams
El Malcriado Newspaper Collection
Archives & Special Collections of California State University, Monterey Bay
"Debt Slavery in Chicago & Michigan: Esclavitud por deudas en Chicago y Michigan" (1969). Subjects. 88.