Sharecrop: Delta Cotton

Sharecrop: Delta Cotton

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After the Civil War, even though they were legally free, many slaves continued to farm on plantations because they could not afford to do anything else. No longer bound by chains, they became bound by debt to the landowners. Sylvester Hoover grew up sharecropping in the Mississippi Delta. He relates his story about the conditions and experiences of life as a sharecropper.