Tenant farming facts for kids

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Tenant farming is when the person who works the farmland does not own the land themselves. The farmer pays rent to the landowner, either with cash or with a portion of the produce.

Tenant farming was a way for freed slaves during the Reconstruction Era to gain money and find jobs. Tenant farming involved renting land from an owner of a plentiful amount of fields and farmland.

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