Sun up to Sun down is a story about the son of a sharecropper, named Leotis. Sharecropping was a system designed after the Civil War ended, by plantation owners. Under this system the rich got richer while the poor remained poor. It continued many years after the Civil War ended. This is not your typical down on the farm story. The field hand worked in the cotton fields, chopping cotton from sunrise tjo sun set. Some elderly field hands would say that one had to work from dusk til dawn, or until it was too dark for anyone to see what they were doing. Afield hand's arms and shoulder muscles ached daily from the constant use of picking and chopping cotton from five or sometimes six days a week. This Story focuses on Leotis's hardships sometimes comical and mysterious situation which happened during his life on the plantation.