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Unformatted text preview: Blacks were hired to work as chefs/cooks. They also slept in Black only barracks. They were also separated to Black only camps. The public also favored segregation Newspaper with ads hiring were not delivered to certain communities. Turpentine Camps and the Negro: • Many Negros worked in Turpentine Camps from 1830-1980’s o This involved extracting pine-derived tar from trees) o This job was considered to be extremely dangerous, and had parallels to slavery Blacks were shipped, hunted down if escaped, were heavily in debt, and had almost no way out. o Turpentiners were almost considered to be primitive, and uneducated. o African American’s relationships to the woods are heavily derived from exploitation, from slavery, to work as freedmen, and turpentine camps....
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- Fall '09
- Civilian Conservation Corps, turpentine camps