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Immigration in the American South 1864-1895

A Documentary History of the Southern Immigration Conventions

Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 30th Sep 2006
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm d 50mm
Weight: 1101g
ISBN-10: 0773457259
ISBN-13: 9780773457256
Barcode No: 9780773457256
After the Civil War, the southern states experienced a decline in the labor force, particularly those needed to work the fields. The South gathered together to recruit immigrants, foreign as well as domestic. This book examines these efforts focusing on major southern immigration conventions and their objectives and accomplishments.

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"The Southern immigration convention movement is a largely overlooked aspect of the post-Civil War South, and this book goes a long way toward rectifying that..." - Professor David Weeks, Winthrop University"