as in homesteader
a farmer especially in the southern U.S. who raises crops for the owner of a piece of land and is paid a portion of the money from the sale of the crops grew up the child of a poor sharecropper

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“Sharecropper.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sharecropper. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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