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Scratching Out a Living"Latinos, Race, and Work in the Deep South"$
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Angela Stuesse

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287204

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287204.001.0001

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Dixie Chicken

Dixie Chicken

Racial Segregation, Poultry Integration, and the Making of the “New” South in Central Mississippi

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Scratching Out a Living
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Angela Stuesse

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520287204.003.0002

This chapter provides the history of Mississippi's poultry industry. Bennie Clyde (B. C.) Rogers, the largest Purina dealer in the world, started a poultry business there in 1932. He ran an egg-drying business, which quickly grew due to the demand for powdered eggs during World War II. In 1949, he opened his first chicken slaughtering plant that processed between ten thousand and eighteen thousand chickens weekly. The boom of his industry lead to the development of Mississippi's local financial industry throughout the second half of the twentieth century. At the same time, the Delmarva Peninsula became a thriving poultry region, selling seven million chickens annually to the East Coast.

Keywords:   poultry industry, Mississippi, Bennie Clyde, Rogers, powdered eggs, World War II, Delmarva Peninsula, chicken slaughtering

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