For this week, read the primary source on our site “A Sharecrop Contract” before making your blog post then write a piece integrating your thoughts on the document and the answers to the following questions: How did the sharecropping system ensure that the sharecropper remained poor and in debt to the owner?  In what way did the sharecropping system deprive African Americans of freedom?  How did this system contribute to racial inequality? What are the lasting effects of this system?

**Do not respond in the comments to this posting. Blog writers who are assigned to write the blog for this week should create their own posts using the blog post directions and video for creating a blog post. The class should make their comments on the blogs posted, not this topic. Any comments/discussion made to this topic will not count for points.