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Moving Capital, Moving Workers, and the Mountain Work Ethic

Mariel Rose

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: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034034.003.0008
Moving Capital, Moving Workers, and the Mountain Work Ethic

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This chapter addresses the migration of corporations into western North Carolina. It traces the transformation of the notion of a “mountain work ethic” in the Appalachian region surrounding Asheville, North Carolina. As foreign migration increased, native residents applied the notion of a work ethic to specific racial and ethnic groups.

Keywords: migration; North Carolina; Appalachian region; mountain work ethic; migrant labor

Chapter.  11919 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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