Share-cropping | American History’s Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley

Upon the abolition of slavery, races were largely segregated. Former slaves had no money to buy land, so would borrow off former wealthy slave-owners. When they couldn't pay the interest, they were made to work it off.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 5'30''
  • Broadcast year: 2019
Curriculum Connection
  • History | America, 1713-1975 | USA 1850-80 | Slavery and the Civil War

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  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: BBC Four
  • Programme: American History's Biggest Fibs with Lucy Worsley
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: The American Civil War