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STEP 1 Sharecropper is given seed and land by owner. STEP 2 Buys food and clothing on credit The Small Farmer Blues STEP 3 Plants crop STEP 4 Harvest.

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2 STEP 1 Sharecropper is given seed and land by owner. STEP 2 Buys food and clothing on credit The Small Farmer Blues STEP 3 Plants crop STEP 4 Harvest Crop and gives landowner the share… often 50% STEP 5 Sells remaining crop at the market STEP 6 Pays off credit account with merchants STEP 7 Sharecropper becomes tenant farmer and a new cycle begins!

3 YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10 Sharecropping: The Small Farmer’s Blues

4 YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10 Hi there, fellow sharecropper! Let’s start off in hopes of a good year and a nice harvest! First, lets check to see what supplies we need from the landlord….

5 YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10 Now let’s see if we need anything from the general store. If its been a bad winter we might need extra food, and if its been a long season we might need some shoes or clothes!

6 Alright y’all. Depending on the weather and how much we were able to do our crop yield might be good… or not so good! YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10

7 Well the harvest is over, friend. But now its judgment day. Let’s see how much our goods are selling for at the market place. YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10

8 How did you do at the market place?! Don’t forget, according to that contract you signed, you owe the landlord half of your profits. Go and give him his share. YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10

9 Now add up your expenses to calculate your savings. Did you make enough profit to cover them? Or will you be in debt. Don’t worry if you are, there’s always next year to pay off old debts! (or get further into it!) YearYour Savings 50% of Crop for Rent to Landlord $$$$$ for Supplies to Landlord $$$$$$ for additional Expenses to Store Crop Yield?Market Price for Crop 10

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