They Called Themselves the K.K.K.: The Birth of an American Terrorist Group - Chapter Six Summary & Analysis

Susan Campbell Bartoletti
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Chapter Six Summary and Analysis

Chapter Six is a whole chapter about sharecropping. When the white planters realized that there was not enough labor for them to bring in a crop, they offered land to the freedmen with seed and other needs of the sharecropper. The sharecropper was supposed to receive about a third of the crop he brought in. The two-thirds of the crop went to the planter to pay for the land and the other things that the planter furnished.

This might have helped to rebuild the South if the KKK hadn't decided that a black man couldn't own any land. The resentment from the white men ended any chance of the planters prospering again.

At first the planters allowed the sharecroppers to bring in a harvest. Very quickly, the planter decided that he could find a reason to break the contract...

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