After the Civil War, the southern states experienced a decline in the labor force, particularly those needed to work the fields. The South gathered together to recruit immigrants, foreign as well as domestic. This book examines these efforts focusing on major southern immigration conventions and their objectives and accomplishments.
Jason H. Silverman is Professor of History at Winthrop University. Susan R. Silverman is Professor and Head of Public Services at Winthrop University.
Preface; 1. Introduction; The Divided Mind of the New South; 2. Chronology of Events; 3. Early Efforts to Increase Immigration; 4. The Southern Immigration Association of America; 5. Efforts of Southern Railways to Induce Immigration; 6. The Southern Interstate Immigration Convention; 7. Statistical Analysis; Index.