Sharecropping in the South during Reconstruction
Sharecropping involved renting land and sometimes implements from a landowner, so that a farmer could raise crops. This was not as efficient a system as large slave plantations, but was preferred by many blacks over a return to hired servitude. Unemployed whites also participated in the system.
Sharecroppers were charged high interest rates and had to give a portion of their crops to the landowners. This meant that most sharecroppers lived in poverty with little chance to own land or homes of their own.
Most sharecroppers lived in poverty.
sharecroppers were charged high interest rates by landlords
They stayed poor.
Become another name for slavery
Sharecropping gave freed slaves a chance to earn a living and gave landowners a much needed labor force.
they killed insane people
It started in 1861.It ended in 1865.
The South had a much smaller population, so they couldn't replace their losses. after Grant ended the system of prisoner exchange.
southern states after the civil war
sharecropping did not cause the civil war but it happened after when they couldnt have slaves anymore
i don't think it was practiced they may have planned it out though to help southerners make money and African Americans often went in debt
after the Civil War
After the Civil War.
After the Civil War, former slaves sought jobs, and planters sought laborers. The absence of cash or an independent credit system led to the creation of sharecropping. Sharecropping is a system where the landlord/planter allows a tenant to use the land in exchange for a share of the crop.
Sharecropping and Tenant farming were two systems that replaced the plantation system in the south after the Civil War.
Sharecropping was an important method forplantation owners to maintain their control over agriculture in the Civil War Period/Time.Hope that help!