Main was the decades-long dependence on cash-crop agriculture.

Main focus = man: Torn UP clothes

                                  Torn UP hat
sun not protecting him

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                                   Looks old
and tired. But still working hard

context: Conditions were harsher for blacks, whose entanglement in the
sharecropping system dated back to the end of the Reconstruction era. While
some still owned their own farms in the 1920s, many were forced off their land
entirely by declining prices and into menial jobs in towns and cities. Others
took the now-familiar path of migrating to urban areas in the state or
industrial centers in the North, often joining relatives who had migrated
during the mid-1910s. By 1935 just 12 percent of blacks owned the land they
worked.The root of Georgia’s rural depression in the
1920s was the decades-long dependence on cash-crop agriculture. (“Cash
crops” are crops that are grown to sell, rather than crops that are grown
for personal food or to feed livestock.) Cash-crop production placed enormous
pressure on farmers to plant every available acre of land with cotton, which
eventually depleted the soil. Outdated and careless practices, such as interfiling
(planting short crops beneath tall crops, which increases productivity but
depletes the soil) and the plowing of furrows without respect to the land’s
contour, further drained topsoil, leaving the land gashed and gullied. Making
matters worse, the removal of much of the state’s natural forestland eliminated
one of nature’s most effective barriers to erosion. Georgia’s land, economy,
and farmers were already wearing out when the Great Depression began.

said in my previous slide the blacks had felt the great depression more than
the whites, that showed that in the times they weren’t treated like the rest of
the world, they lived on one side of the world where they were isolated from
the rest and had to work to TRY and keep themselves alive at no  matter what age they were, they risked their
lives to do the little they could to survive = 
not all lives matteredImpact
on local to be honest most people were too busy trying to survive to even
notice the people around them, put it like this, remember what father Patterson
said yesterday in assembly? He said if he came UP to you and says  he needed to talk to you and your 3 other
friends standing next to you wouldn’t care about their situation because you
are trying to find reasons and perks to what just happened,  Everyone was trying to survive and find the
‘good’ in what they were going through.impact
on international at the time slavery was still going on and so they might of seen
it as something that was already happening around the world, they wouldn’t be
able to read too deeply into it because they just see people working and some
might be envious towards the people because they are working hard but the rest
saw it as a normal thing because the whole world was affect ted by great




Comes from the actual timeThe picture is clear and that shows us that the person. That took it was
not from the same age as the people in the picture Gives us access to ordinary people’s livesThis picture shows us the way people were actually
living at the time it shows us how they would work hard to ‘survive’


sidedWe might be able
to see the black’s side but we don’t the whites and they could be suffering as
well and having to work for their foodOpen
to interpretationWith this picture
because there is so little to compare to or to look at it would be hard for us
to give an overview or objective perspective because it can be taken in any how
wanted to be taken. 

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