Reconstruction:  The South Strikes Back

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How can the Southern economy survive without slavery?. Who will work the plantations?Would freedmen go North, or stay in the South?Planters had land and no workersWorkers could offer labor, but had no land. The Freedmen continue to be Slaves to the Southern Economy. Sharecropping A policy

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Reconstruction: The South Strikes Back

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1. Reconstruction: The South Strikes Back Sharecropping and the KKK

2. How can the Southern economy survive without slavery? Who will work the plantations? Would freedmen go North, or stay in the South? Planters had land and no workers Workers could offer labor, but had no land

3. The Freedmen continue to be Slaves to the Southern Economy Sharecropping – A policy where Freedmen would farm the old master’s land, and be paid with crops and some profit Share the crops Owner could provide living quarters

4. Abuses of the Sharecropper System Sharecroppers were treated harshly Fined for missing work High rent for tools and housing Sharecroppers could not leave until all debt was paid New Slavery – slave labor for slave wages

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