IIA-"The Underpaid and Under-Protected" - Chester Goolrick and Paul Lieberman - Atlanta Constitution

IIA-"The Underpaid and Under-Protected" - Chester Goolrick and Paul Lieberman - Atlanta Constitution

"Naval Stores Ages-Old, but Few Like Living in the Past"

by: Chester Goolrick, Paul Lieberman | publication date: December 2, 1979 | Publication: Atlanta Constitution | pages: 32A

"The uses of the gum have changed. But to a remarkable degree, the naval stores or turpenting industry has not changed. Centuries after its founding in the colonies, the industry still is virtually without mechanization and almost totally dependent on hand labor. The laborers, almost all of them still black, work for pay often below current standards."

Naval stores are the ingredients used in scores of products "from paint thinner and wood stains to medicated soaps and liquid floor wax."

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