Sharecroppers Harvest Cotton Ca. 1920sUnknown - 1920
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, , 
Copyright Date: ©1920
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