Definitions

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  • n. The act of being a tenant farmer, especially in the southern United States, who farms the land in exchange for a portion of the crops.
  • v. Present participle of sharecrop.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • For centuries large areas of central Italian countryside, including much of Tuscany, were characterized by sharecropping, the contractual system in which the landowner split the fruits of agriculture equally with his peasant tenants.

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  • Considering the landowner's inferior information about harvest conditions and the tenant's work effort, sharecropping is in fact the optimal solution for both parties.

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  • But so long as you know what you’re getting into … I’m told digital sharecropping is the way things work online now.

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  • Lancer or some such commissioned Conan stories from some writers to continue the series, but again it was a case of what got called sharecropping or other such term when there was a lot of it going on a few years back.

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  • As for my references to Democratic support of slavery and sharecropping, that is well documented, and that, on the face of it, Democrats have supported collectivist activities such as these which would have been approved of by the likes of Lenin, Stalin and Mao.

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  • After the oligarchy lost its war for slavery-the cheapest labor of all-it secured the next best thing in Jim Crow and the indentured servitude known as sharecropping and tenant farming.

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  • After the oligarchy lost its war for slavery -- the cheapest labor of all -- it secured the next best thing in Jim Crow and the indentured servitude known as sharecropping and tenant farming.

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  • However, Marks was integral in forming the "sharecropping" system that would dominate the South for the next fifty years, and despite initial reservations over his policies, many Southerners saw the economic benefits of the gradual death of slavery long after his death.

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  • Most indigenous families own an acre of land - or less--and they augment their income by sharecropping, selling their labor, or making baskets and other crafts.

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  • In the early decades of the 20th century, they began fleeing the region in massive numbers, escaping "sharecropping, worsening economic conditions and the lynch mob" and seeking "higher wages, better homes and political rights," according to the Library of Congress Resource Guide for the Study of Black History and Culture.

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