Sharecroppers Harvest Cotton Ca. 1920s

Sharecroppers Harvest Cotton Ca. 1920s

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Following the Civil War, many former slaves worked as sharecroppers, renting a small portion of a cotton plantation and cultivating the land in exchange for a percentage of the crop. While sharecropping allowed blacks marginally more independence than they had had as slaves, a significant percentage became deeply indebted to their landlords and lived in poverty.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : , WPA Film Library, , [1920]
Copyright Date: ©1920
Characteristics: video file,rda
1 online resource (1 video file (1 min., 2 sec.)) : sound
Additional Contributors: WPA Film Library
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