The Black Codes: Labor Contract | Reconstruction 360


The Freedmen’s Bureau helped create labor contracts that were supposed to be fair to both parties, but in many cases established conditions not much better than slavery. This system became known as sharecropping, and it lasted well into the 20th century among both Black and white farmers in the South.

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