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Synonyms for sharecropper

small farmers and tenants

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C The Color Purple - The multiple Academy Award-winning motion picture based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the life of a Southern black woman virtually sold into a life of servitude to her brutal sharecropper husband.
Over time, those sharecroppers stopped being enslaved by their current reality.
The sharecroppers plant many different kinds of vegetables, including tomatoes, squash, beans, eggplant, cucumbers, okra, and bell peppers.
For instead of miserable, beaten-down objects of pity or idealized martyrs, Lange's portraits of pickers and sharecroppers capture their individuality, stoicism, and simple humanity.
Titled after a game lynching game played by children, A Game Called Salisbury: The Spinning of a Southern Tragedy and the Myths of Race is the non-fiction account of author Susan Barringer Wells' investigation into the unresolved, century-old murder of four of her relatives in Jim Crow North Carolina, and the subsequent lynching of the family's black sharecroppers for the crime.
It was, I guess, a sharecropper cabin occupied by a Negro family, most likely sharecroppers.
Mainly sugarcane sharecroppers, they attempt not to eke out a living, but merely to survive each passing season.
The president of the Dominican Assn of Sugar Sharecroppers (FEDOCA) said the current harvest is 20,000 tons short of what had been projected, reports Listin Diario (Sept.
The stories range from the slaves picking cotton to the poor sharecroppers to the young boys and girls working in the mills, giving great insight into the amazing story of cotton.
A son of sharecroppers, he went on to become a United States Representative.
As the need for sharecroppers declined, it became more difficult for Afro-American to find jobs in the county.
Oral histories serve as the foundation of fact and information in a story which captures the experiences of those me, women and children who worked in the industry, from sharecroppers to girls who worked the New England mills.
The failure marked the problem of King's later years, a difficulty in making nonviolent tactics work with allies less unified than the fight-to-vote-seeking Southern sharecroppers and against an enemy less obviously pernicious than Bull Connor.