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Sharing the prize : the economics of the civil rights revolution in the American South

Author: Gavin Wright
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013.
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"The civil rights movement was also a struggle for economic justice, one that until now has not had its own history. Sharing the Prize demonstrates the significant material gains black southerners made--in improved job opportunities, quality of education, and health care--from the 1960s to the 1970s and beyond. Because black advances did not come at the expense of southern whites, Gavin Wright argues, the civil  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Wright
ISBN: 9780674049338 0674049330
OCLC Number: 809789684
Description: xii, 353 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Rights, economics, and the American South --
The political economy of the Jim Crow South --
Southern business and public accommodations : an economic-historical paradox --
Desegregating southern labor markets --
The economics of southern school desegregation --
The economic consequences of voting rights --
The downside of the civil rights revolution --
Civil rights economics : historical context and lessons.
Responsibility: Gavin Wright.

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Southern bus boycotts and lunch counter sit-ins were famous acts of civil disobedience but were also demands for jobs in the very services being denied blacks. Gavin Wright shows that the civil  Read more...

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Written by Stanford s Gavin Wright with the care and imagination he displayed in his superb work on slavery and the southern economy since the Civil War, this excellent economic history offers the Read more...

 
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