The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 103, July 1999 - April, 2000 Page: 426
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African Americans along the railroad track waiting for work, Raymondville, Texas,
February 1939. Prior to World War II, Southwestern cotton growers enjoyed a labor mar-
ket surplus. With the coming of war in 1942, migrant farm laborers eagerly sought jobs
and high wages in non-agricultural defense industries outside of the region. Photograph by
Russell Lee, courtesy FSA/OVWI Collection, Library of Congress, LC-US33- o 2 o33-M3.
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