O see above solution the sharecropping system

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o See above! Solution – the sharecropping system Benefits both parties (although white gets the better end of the deal) Good for owners Cotton crop planted on their land Good for freed slaves They actually get some of it now Don’t have someone looking over you don’t own the land, might not be actual farmer pretend you are can 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 cotton I need to be paid for the seeds and everything I gave you Actual profit is 50% minus cost White men wrote contract, and couldn’t read Found ways to get cotton from workers If cotton crop goes bad, you still owe me Has a tendency to owe debt The problem of “Debt Peonage” and the sharecropping trap End up owing more money than you could get from growing cotton An attempt to recreate slavery Very difficult for you to get out of it You cant break the contract Read 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 2112 01/09/2014 ° 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 1862 Business Opportunities o The rise of the “corporate West” “Manifest Destiny” o Conquering Nature Opportunities for Freedom ° III. The Fate of The Natives – Death, Disappearance, or Reform? The “cradication” school o Sand Creek Massacre (1864), Fetterman Massacre (1866), Little Big Horn (1876) The “assimilationist” school o The myth of the “Vanishing Indian” o “reeducate” indians with school, land policy and aw, to make them “civilized” indian schools
reservations the Dawes Act of 1887 ° Failure of the Dawes Act and Assimilation The best land ends up sold to whites Land speculation problems Lack of compatibilities with native lifestyles V. The Ghost Dance, 1890 °
HIST 2112 01/09/2014 ° 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 Why We have time zones because of large amounts of capital and big businesses Modern American time zone is a creation of the railroad corporation o They made it happen Globally start in England thanks to the royal navy Keeping time used to be a local afair Relentlessly local and not exact o You don’t have to know the exact time o Very loose in terms of time Railroad comes along o

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