This book is an oral history account of an African-American family
who survived the harsh conditions of sharecropping and being farm
hands in the cotton fields during the 1940s through the 1970s in
the South. Though some of the memories are dimmed by time, the
brothers and sisters telling their stories give accounts of the
hardship they endured while growing up as children in the cotton
fields in the South to the best of their recollection. It is told
through the eyes of thirteen of the fourteen children who started
work at six or seven years old chopping cotton for $1.50 per day,
working from 6: 00 a.m. to 6: 00 p.m. They tell what it was like to
pick cotton afrom canat see to canat seea for two cents a pound,
and how they took pride in who could pick the most because it was
an honest dayas work.
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