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sharecropping - North America, India, Africa, Farmer's Cooperatives, Non-agricultural usages

economic usually white

A US agricultural practice by which short-term tenants (usually black) worked land for landlords (usually white) for a percentage of the crop raised. As much a means of labour and racial control as of economic production, sharecropping provided the economic basis of post-slavery white supremacy.

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