The Suffering of Immigrants in North Carolina December 1868

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Many Southern states made attempts to encourage immigration to replace Black labor lost through the end of slavery. While some European and Chinese immigrants did head South, most found the labor conditions poor. This article is about a group of Swiss who headed to North Carolina to serve as plantation workers.

Flake's Weekly Galveston Bulletin
Saturday, Jan 02, 1869
Galveston, TX
Vol: VI
Issue:92
Page: 5

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Southern planters often seemed to expect immigrants to not simply replace slaves but to be a subservient population similar to the slaves they owned before the war.
 



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