System Of Over-Incarcerating People
1. Another term for sharecropping is farm peonage. After watching the “Slavery by Another Name” video, how did the website textbook description of sharecropping incorrectly communicate the issue of sharecropping? Was sharecropping a benefit or hindrance for African Americans in the south?2. From the video “Slavery by Another Name,” what was prison labor? How did the southerners get away with using it? How do you think this system of over-incarcerating people of color for the last 155 years has impacted the black community in the US?3. Please define Presidential Reconstruction and Congressional Reconstruction. Compare and contrast Presidential Reconstruction and Congressional Reconstruction. How are they similar and how are they different? How did the 4 presidents of the Reconstruction Period handle things differently from each other? Between Presidential or Congressional Reconstruction, which was more beneficial to the freed blacks in the South and why? Which was more beneficial for the white southerners? How did the election of 1876 play into the end of Reconstruction?