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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Today's farming is not the farming of Plemmons's youth

The sixty-two-year-old Plemmons remembers his childhood in Madison County, where his family did a little bit of farming. His memories contrast with the status quo. He remembers farming as a community activity—men would thresh wheat, for example, and then enjoy a hearty meal cooked by their wives. Today tobacco farmers use migrant labor.

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Oral History Interview with Jerry Plemmons, November 10, 2000. Interview K-0506. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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