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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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History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wright, Gavin.
Sharing the prize.
Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013
(DLC) 2012033549
(OCoLC)809789684
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gavin Wright
ISBN: 9780674076440 0674076443
OCLC Number: 827947183
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 353 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Civil 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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