Title page for ETD etd-04262010-020027

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Gibson, William Lloyd
URN etd-04262010-020027
Title An economic study of agriculture on 174 farms having colored operators in Nansemond county, Virginia, 1932
Degree Master of Science
Department Agricultural Economics
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Young, H. N. Committee Chair
  • African American agricultural laborers
Date of Defense 1934-06-05
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The colored farmers in Nansemond County suffered severely during 1932 from both low prices which they received for their products and weather conditions.

The average capital for the farms studied was $2,556, of which 88.2 per cent was invested in real estate. the total capital invested per farm varied from about $1000 to about $5000.

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