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After the Reconstruction where did african americans find jobs?

After the reconstruction, that freed slaves where did the slaves get jobs? Thanks!

Asked By: imaginary friend - 10/8/2009
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Many were obliged to become sharecroppers on the very land they once had worked. Blacks also found work on the railroads (steam locomotives are labor intensive, and almost every Pullman Porter was black) and as cow punchers and soldiers in the West. Finally, there were Black communities in which Blacks serviced Black... More
Answered By: Arbie - 10/8/2009
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They got work doing what they did as slaves. Blacksmiths were commonly african american, horse trainers, farm workers, dock work, household staff, cooks, etc.
Answered By: Chanteuse_ar - 10/8/2009
 
Many ended up doing the same work as before the end of slavery. They might not be picking cotton for the same people, but they usually were still picking cotton.
Answered By: N-I-G-G-A-R-D-L-Y is a nono word - 10/8/2009
 
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