Immigration in the American South 1864-1895
A Documentary History of the Southern Immigration Conventions
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"