Boy Joe Down in the Country: A Sharecropping Story (EBook)
Boy Joe Down in the Country: A Sharecropping Story was birthed after the death of the author’s maternal grandfather, Mr. Joe Miller Hathaway, Sr. This text serves as a memorial to him, but also a living memorial to a fading class of people. This little narrative is a snapshot of a system that began during the Radical Reconstruction years and lasted through the 1950s. Sharecroppers catapulted the American agrarian society into an economic machine.
The desire is for readers to cherish a group of people that are living history. Read the story. Then, go talk to the elders of your family of the hardships experienced during sharecropping and tenant farming in the South.