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Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945$
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Robert Cassanello, Colin J. Davis, and Melanie Shell-Weiss

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813034034

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813034034.001.0001

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Leaving the Farm to save the Farm

Leaving the Farm to save the Farm

The Poultry Industry and the Problem of “Public Work,” 1950–1970

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Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Monica R. Gisolfi

University Press of Florida

This chapter examines rural-to-rural migration, focusing on the poultry industry's expansion into Upcountry Georgia and the many farmers who first turned to poultry while migrating to part-time work — usually in textile mills. As larger poultry farmers and agribusinesses dominated the market, small poultry farmers had to move off the land and find work elsewhere. The chapter provides a sense of how this migration happened in phases as opposed to being a spontaneous decision.

Keywords:   rural-to-rural migration, poultry industry, Upcountry Georgia, poultry farmers

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