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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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Tyson Foods, Holly Farms, and the Rise of Big Chicken

Tyson Foods, Holly Farms, and the Rise of Big Chicken

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(p.145) 6 Tyson Foods, Holly Farms, and the Rise of Big Chicken
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Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945
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Steve Striffler

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0007

This chapter examines the impact that the migration of one company, specifically Tyson Foods, had on a community. It addresses the way the community of Wilkesboro, North Carolina, reacted to the merger of Holly Foods with Tyson Foods. It shows that as Tyson moved in so did an international low-wage labor force that many residents blamed for the migration of native residents and the disappearance of their community as they knew it.

Keywords:   Tyson Foods, Holly Farms, migration, Wilkesboro, low-wage labor force, migrant labor

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