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The majority of nineteenth and early twentieth century Southern farmers were landless. Sharecroppers, tenants and wage hands, all had an important place in American history. For this reason the Smithsonian's Museum of History and Technology has brought into its Hall of Everyday Life in the American Past a sharecropper's house where a special exhibit on sharecroppers will be part of the Festival of American Folklife. Former sharecroppers will be there who can answer from personal experience such questions as what were the daily activities of men and women on farms? What did the children do? How were the rooms furnished? What did they cook ...

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