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Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, General Research and Reference Division

H. Paul Douglass, Christian Reconstruction in the South (Boston: The Pilgrim Press, 1909)

The Rural South

Wages in the rural south, when wages were paid, averaged about 75¢ a day. A minister from Alabama commented, "The Negro farm hand gets his compensation hardly more than the mule he plows; that is his board and shelter. Some mules fare better than Negroes."

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Image ID: 1168435
Title: Agricultural peasant of the black belt.
Source: Christian reconstruction in the South.
Name: Douglass, H. Paul -- (Harlan Paul) (1871-1953 ) - Author
Published: [c1909]
Location: General Research and Reference Division, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Subjects: African American agricultural laborers
American Missionary Association
Southern States -- Economic conditions
Women peasants

Keywords: Rural Life
Southern States
Women - United States
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