sharecropping


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share·crop

 (shâr′krŏp′)
v. share·cropped, share·crop·ping, share·crops
v.intr.
To work as a sharecropper.
v.tr.
To work (land) or grow (crops) as a sharecropper.

sharecropping

(ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpɪŋ)
n
(Agriculture) US the practice of cultivating farmland as a sharecropper
Translations

sharecropping

[ˈʃɛəˌkrɒpɪŋ] N (esp US) → aparcería f
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I have a joke that's not really a joke: My father's life choices fell between sharecropping and Guadalcanal.
But it is stagnant on different counts, including retardation of soil fertility, old fashioned cultivation practices and lack of cropping zoning and diversification, he said and added landless, small landownership and sharecropping have seriously affected this situation.
order to register rental agreements, including both sharecropping and cash rentals.
During the period of 5 years the beneficiary population, the returnees, who have been previously in the camps and elsewhere are going to benefit from cultivating the land during 5 years without paying for the sharecropping.
Even after the Northern Unionist forces crushed the Confederacy and ended slavery for good, the iniquities of sharecropping, where poor blacks and impoverished whites worked for a pitiable "share" of the crops, fuelled the blues lyrics.
student Lee Alston revived the analysis of sharecropping and other agricultural land-tenure arrangements to show that the market failures long alleged to attend such arrangements have generally not occurred and that landowners and tenants have instead entered into a great variety of contracts aimed at the establishment of incentives to allocate resources efficiently (Cheung 1969; Higgs 1973, 1974; Alston and Higgs 1982).
These men and women, Black and White, vividly recount their experiences in overcoming a number of different kinds of prejudice and discrimination, including sharecropping, migration, working in the mines and steel mills, police brutality, and hate crimes, among others.
An outpouring of some 1,500 drawings followed in the next three years (1939-42), as Traylor distilled memories of his sharecropping years or created images of the street life around him.
This article proposes an ethnography starting with a contemporary analysis of the creation of a food heritage in the Valdamo Valley, a post sharecropping territory (1) located between Arezzo and Florence, in Tuscany.
Work was hard for Vernal cutting timber in the woods using mules and sharecropping.
Alexander's discussion of "debtors' prison" makes the most compelling case for the connections she makes by recalling the sharecropping system that left African Americans in perpetual debt and unable to break out of a lifetime of servitude.
United Arab Emirates) analyzes how 17th- through early 19th-century Hanafi law (official Ottoman law), as evidenced in legal opinions and legal commentaries from Ottoman-ruled Syria, legally defined sharecropping and tenancy agreements and tenant/landlord rights and obligations.