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Pulling Streaks: Voices from the Turpentine Woods

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Landownership and income from timber sales are concentrated in the hands of a few white owners, mirroring patterns established during the antebellum period.21 Relatively few African Americans have gained access to employment opportunities in the pulp and paper mills,22 and, now, migrant workers from Mexico and Central America, willing to work at reduced wages and under rough working conditions, supply the primary labor at the bottom of the work hierarchy doing tree planting and herbicide application.23 In many areas of the rural South, little has changed since the turpentine quarters were occupied by impoverished workers who provided labor for a vast industry with global connections.

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