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Old 09-13-2013, 09:41 AM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Yes, I'm aware of that. I'm asking about an influx of white southerners similar to what happened in Baltimore.
There was a migration, but those people settled in Philly & South Jersey. It was a smaller migration & not as concentrated.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:43 AM
 
Location: NW Philly Burbs
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Don't know about a mass migration, but my grandfather and his siblings (as young adults) all moved to Philly sometime before the 1920 census. They grew up on a farm in MD -- don't know why they chose Philly instead of Baltimore. The 1920 census page shows others from MD and some from Virginia.
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Old 09-13-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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There was a migration, but those people settled in Philly & South Jersey. It was a smaller migration & not as concentrated.
I may be wrong on this but didn't Salem County, NJ have a history of Southern migration to the county? That whole area around Cowtown seems to have a noticeable Southern influence.
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Old 09-14-2013, 11:19 AM
 
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chiming in on this...

There was a huge white migration from the south to the north after the second world war.... Mostly it was poor appalachians who's only emplyement options where share cropping, coal mines, or textile mills. My grandfather worked in a textile mill and was an equipment repairman. He was blackballed from the industry after an attempt to bring a union in. He moved his family north to Ohio in 55 to work at a Ford engine plant as a skilled tradesman. I know from my Mom that the family income increased enough that he drove a Cadillac until he died. After he was there in the plant he managed to bring around 10 of his relatives to the area to also work in the auto plants/steel mills. That was where most of the white migration came from, it was to fill blue collar union jobs in the north.
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