Verboten--To Look for a Job

August 1943
New Republic;8/9/43, Vol. 109 Issue 6, p184
Focuses on the reasons of exodus of African-American and white farm workers from the southern U.S. Places where the migration is most prominent; Methods being employed by cotton-plantation owners to stop migration; Provisions of the Pace Amendment which forbids the transportation of farm workers without the consent of the local county agents of the Agriculture Extension Service; Use of local and state police forces in Missouri to stop the migration; Effect of the Pace Amendment on the incentive it has given to plantation owners to lower the prevailing wage rate of 30 cents an hour for 10 hours of work, set originally by the Farm Security Administration; Protests of the Southern Tenant Farmers' Union on the use of Italian war prisoners as plantation laborers.


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