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

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

"The Turpentine Men: Hard Woods Toil for Little Pay"

by: Chester Goolrick, Paul Lieberman, (Lee May) | publication date: December 1, 1979 | Publication: Atlanta Constitution | pages: A1

"Brackish swamp water rises above Clifford Giles' ankles, and thorny brush pulls at his broad shoulders and back as he makes his way from one towering pine to another, bucket in hand. It is midsummer in the south Georgia woods, hot — very hot — and steamy. Giles, with an irritated grunt, slaps at his face to chase away the swarming mosquitos and horseflies. Sweat pours from his body."

Lee May spends a week working with the turpentine men of the South Georgia woods to learn about their lives in Part One of the Atlanta Constitution's six-part series on the Georgia industries that underpay their workers.

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