Nell Irvin Painter – Unionizing

The first attempted strike by agricultural laborers after the Exodus took place in northeastern Louisiana, where hands on a plantation struck for seventy cents per day wages. The strike was easily broken, primarily because the plantation bordered the banks of the Mississippi River. The plantation owner threatened the strikers with replacement by would-be Exodusters marooned at Point Pleasant and “starved out waiting for a boat.”19

  • 19 New Orleans Times, May 6, 1879
  • P.209, Exodusters – Nell Irvin Painter, ISBN 0-393-00951-3

Nell Irvin Painter

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