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oSee above!Solution – the sharecropping systemBenefits both parties (although white gets the better end of the deal)Good for ownersCotton crop planted on their landGood for freed slavesThey actually get some of it nowDon’t have someone looking over youdon’t own the land, might not be actual farmerpretend you arecan work when you want and how you want
Freedmen supply labor, white owners supply equipment, tools – all profits split 50/50 (in theory)I gave you tools and everything you needed to make cottonI need to be paid for the seeds and everything I gave youActual profit is 50% minus costWhite men wrote contract, and couldn’t readFound ways to get cotton from workersIf cotton crop goes bad, you still owe meHas a tendency to owe debtThe problem of “Debt Peonage” and the sharecroppingtrapEnd up owing more money than you could get from growing cottonAn attempt to recreate slaveryVery difficult for you to get out of itYou cant break the contractRead sharecropping contract in the text book°Final Thought – if the North had had more willpower, would Reconstruction have ended diferently?°°White Sharecroppers°Produce more cotton under sharecropping than it ever did in slavery°Sharecroppers still in Georgia in 1940 – ¾ of a century after war was over°
HIST 211201/09/2014°See PowerPoint Notes from Nicole°°:::Outline:::°°The Legacy of Conquest – “Settling” the “Wild West”°°I. Neil Young, AIM, and New Attitudes about American Indians°II. Heading West—why?Cheap land – Homestead Act of 1862Business OpportunitiesoThe rise of the “corporate West”“Manifest Destiny”oConquering NatureOpportunities for Freedom°III. The Fate of The Natives – Death, Disappearance, or Reform?The “cradication” schooloSand Creek Massacre (1864), Fetterman Massacre (1866), Little Big Horn (1876)The “assimilationist” schooloThe myth of the “Vanishing Indian”o“reeducate” indians with school, land policy and aw, tomake them “civilized”indian schools
reservationsthe Dawes Act of 1887°Failure of the Dawes Act and AssimilationThe best land ends up sold to whitesLand speculation problemsLack of compatibilities with native lifestylesV. The Ghost Dance, 1890°
HIST 211201/09/2014°BOLD IS PART OF OUTLINE°°New theme: Industrialism – the biggest thing going°°1.21.14°°The Age of Capital – Industrialization and the Rise of Big Business°°I. Introduction – The Current Time, and WhyWe have time zones because of large amounts of capital and big businessesModern American time zone is a creation of the railroad corporationoThey made it happenGlobally start in England thanks to the royal navyKeeping time used to be a local afairRelentlessly local and not exactoYou don’t have to know the exact timeoVery loose in terms of timeRailroad comes alongo