Commercial Poultry Production on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore: The Role of African Americans, 1930s to 1990s (Hardback)Solomon Iyobosa Omo-Osagie, II (author)
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Publisher: University Press of America
Number of pages: 206
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 236 x 158 x 19 mm
Scholars have long overlooked African American contributions to the growth of poultry agribusiness, and this neglect is especially true with regard to the Chesapeake region. . . .[This book] provides a much-needed analysis of the region's poultry trade. * Journal of Southern History *
Through the use of primary and secondary sources, Dr. Omo-Osagie provides an interesting look at these companies and their evolution over time into multi-million dollar operations. What is most exciting, however, is the fact that his manuscript provides a lens through which he examines the critical role which African Americans played in the growth and success of this industry - not as owners, but as workers. This is another aspect of the role of African Americans as workers in a critical 20th century American industry which has not been explored. -- Bettye J. Gardner, professor of history, Coppin State University
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