11.27.2014  |   | Subscribe  | Contact us


The Confederate Crier

Sharecroppers Fight to Survive

By Mary Paige
Civil War Reporter

Sharecropping was a popular practice in the South after the Civil War. Poor whites and freed African Americans were able to farm the land lent to them and pay rent to the wealthier landowners. Unfortunately, most of the sharecroppers remained very poor under this system.


The story

1. A Nation Divided

2. Events and Battles

3. Leaders

4. Daily Life

5. Aftermath


North or South?

Match the abolitionist

What would you do?

Name that leader

Study the artifact

Be a columnist

Interactive map


SOL Civil War key word index