Reconstruction Period Research Forum
Freedmen's Bureau: Labor Contracts
The freedmen's labor contracts, which the bureau assisted in drawing up, consist of agreements between freedmen laborers and planters stating terms of employment, such as pay, clothing, and medical care due the freedman; the part of the crop to be retained by him; and whether a plot for growing subsistence crops was to be provided. The reports of contracts made were submitted by subordinate officers. Here's more: http://freedmensbureau.com/labor.htm
Berkeley County, SC: http://www.africanaheritage.com/Labor_Contracts_BerkeleyA.asp
Book re: TN-- Freedom and Work in the Reconstruction Era: The Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts of Williamson County, Tennessee
As always, would love to hear of others' experiences with labor contracts in genealogical research. What have you found in your own research?