Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Sharecropper's Wife



We discussed yesterday how sharecroppers had no rights to remain on the land, and could be evicted by the owner for any reason. In 1939 in Missouri a land owner evicted all the sharecroppers on his property without warning. Here is a picture of one of the wives after the eviction, standing on the side of the road.

2 comments:

  1. Mankind's inhumanity to other people is simply beyond understanding. Sharecroppers never earned enough money to save for a rainy day; their lives were one long, long tightrope.

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  2. Sharecropping....a mere step away from slavery.

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