… to survive. In their struggle many of them found that they had no choice but to become sharecroppers. Sharecroppers were economically enslaved to their white partners. They worked the white mans land, and got a small percentage of the profits. It was not long before the sharecroppers were doing one hundred percent of the work, and getting less money from the land that they needed to live on.
During that short time, between freedoms, the struggle to survive, and the reluctant return to slavery through something called sharecropping. These historic events in the nations evolvement illustrate the quote so well known in W.E.B. Duboiss Reconstruction Era.
W. E. Burghardt Du Bois(Accessed 11-6-2002)
THE FREEDOMEN BUREAU
Dubois. WEB. Reconstruction Era
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