I'm looking for someone to answer about sharecropping and secondly to answer, "Chicago."
I found this on answers.yahoo.com. "Where did the African American slaves go after the Emancipation Proclamation? (After they were free).?
See the problem in the question?
The answer voted best is this one:
well first of all, the Emancipation Proclamation did not neccisarily free the slaves, it just gave a moral purpose to the war. The 13th admendmant freed the slaves officially. Many slaves did attempt to find thier families, but as you can imagine this was very difficult. Most slaves just wanted to travel north (to free states) so they could avoid being a slave any longer, or even lash out against the south by battling in the war. The emancipation proclamation change their lives by giving them hope. It also lead to the 13th admendmant.Wow. When you copy/paste as a quote, the misspellings are not underlined in red.
Hope this helped!
Anonymous · 8 years ago
It's a very good answer, don't you think?
Then a second answer repeats the first, then this third answer:
Common belief has it that they went north looking for work - however, most stayed where they were, having no earthly idea how to live other than how they had prior to Emancipation. Many entered into share-cropping agreements with their former masters, basically doing exactly what they did before - only now they were paid a wage for their labor and were free to seek other employment.
Some took up residence on land formerly part of big plantations that were broken up at the end of the Civil War. And some did indeed move away and sought out jobs elsewhere. Those were the ones fortunate enough to have marketable skills such as in carpentry or ironwork. Some had enlisted in the US Army and chose to remain. They were the so-called "Buffalo Soldiers" and a few distingished themselves during the "Indian Wars" that closely followed the end of the Civil War. It did take generations, and the task is not yet complete - but slaves and their descendants are closing in on complete equality.There's more but they don't go any deeper than this.