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Share Croping During The Reconstruction Period
Transcript of Share Croping During The Reconstruction Period
Share cropping started in the 1860's and didnt end till the mid twenthieth century.
During the reconstruction period the south had been devastated by war,planters had ample land but little moneyfor wages or taxes. At the same time,most of the former slaves had labor but no money and no land;they rejected the king of gang labor that typified slavery. The solution was the share cropping system focused o cotton,which was the only crop that could generrate cash for croppers,land owners,merchants,and tax collectors. Poor white men who previously had done little cotton farming needed cash aswell and became share croppers . Question 5. Anything POSOTIVE about share cropping. Some posotives about share cropping were:
There were costs for both the owners and tenants.
Encourages the cropper to remain on the land throughout the harvest season.
Tenants benifit from larger harvests.
Each black family had their own cabin and prepared its own land as a seperate unit.
Different agreements could be made through bargaining or purchasing for better deals and more profit.