Before the war plantations were operated as mostly self-sufficient, centrally directed units. The changed labor arrangements after the war resulted in land being rented out, sharecropped or broken up as economically non-viable. Reconstruction governments often demanded that property taxes be paid in cash instead of agricultural products; this had the effect of forcibly breaking up large, cash-poor plantations.
What change was often seen in the physical arrangement of plantations after the Civil War?
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The land was divided into smaller plots with housing for sharecroppers.
They increased in size and added more housing for slaves.
Slave quarters were destroyed and all housing became concentrated near the main house.
They were divided in half with half of the land being given to the former slaves.