Between the end of the Civil War and the 1930s, Southern cotton farmers used the crop-lien system for credit so that they could survive until the crop came in each year. Tenant far...
The crop-lien system was a credit system that became widely used by cotton
farmers in the United States in the South from the 1860s to the 1930s.
The crop lien system allowed farmers to receive commodities such as food,
supplies, seeds, etc. on loan (or credit) and pay this debt back after their crop was
The crop-lien system enmeshed a majority of black and white small farmers in the
post-Civil War South and drew them into a cycle of dependency and...
Jan 1, 2006 ... Crop lien system was inaugurated in North Carolina in March 1867, when the
General Assembly passed an Act to Secure Advances for ...
Crop lien system (sharecropping) entrenches itself in former plantation areas ...
falling crop prices meant that smaller farmers' credit dried up with their profits, ...
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The Crop Lien system was an economic system that sprang up after the Civil War
. Farmers with little to no money borrowed cash to live off of during the year.
Aug 21, 2009 ... The Crop Lien System ... MOOC | The Crop Lien and Its Consequences | The
Civil War and Reconstruction, 1865-1890 | 3.6.5 - Duration: 8:10.
Over the years, low crop yields and unstable crop prices forced more farmers into
tenancy. The crop-lien system kept many in an endless cycle of debt and ...
1.7 The evils of the crop lien system. R. H. Whitaker, Whitaker's Reminiscences,
Incidents and Anecdotes: Recollections of Other Days and Years: Or, what I Saw