Sharecropping and Peonage

Post date: May 29, 2014 12:43:10 PM

Today we are going to look at the economic and legal system that held many African Americans hostage to the land during the Reconstruction era in which they were supposed to have been earning their freedom.

Here is the guiding document for this activity.

Sharecropping and Peonage Guide

There are four videos to watch for this guide.

Sharecropping videos

Sharecropping as Slavery Alternative

StoryCorps - Reflections on Sharecropping

Peonage Videos

Peonage vs. Slavery

StoryCorps -Reflections on Peonage