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The Harvest is Ripe, but the Laborers Are Few: The Hookworm Crusade in North Carolina, 1909-1915


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During the early 20th century, the Rockefeller Sanitary Commission undertook a campaign in rural North Carolina to educate the populace on the dangers of hookworm. This article examines that campaign and compares the campaign's objectives to its actual accomplishments. The campaign's attempt to change unsanitary conditions butted heads with rural traditions of independence and autonomy.
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21531