Leaving the Farm to save the Farm

Monica R. Gisolfi

in Migration and the Transformation of the Southern Workplace since 1945

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print January 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034034
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038261 | DOI:
Leaving the Farm to save the Farm

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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

Chapter.  6848 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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