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Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South by Gavin Wright

Published By: Cambridge and London: Harvard University Press, Belknap Press
ISBN: 978-0-674-04933-8
Date of Publication: 2013


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Reviewed by: William J. Collins of Vanderbilt University
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.51.3.883.r13
Review Pages: 911-12

Book Review Abstract

William J. Collins of Vanderbilt University reviews, "Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South" by Gavin Wright. The Econlit abstract of this book begins: "Explores the economic gains experienced across racial boundaries in the wake of the civil rights movement of the American South. Discusses 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; and civil rights economics—historical context and lessons. Wright is William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University."


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William J. Collins of Vanderbilt University


JEL Classifications

D72: Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
H75: State and Local Government: Health, Education, and Welfare
I28: Education: Government Policy
J15: Economics of Minorities, Races, Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
N32: Economic History: Labor and Consumers, Demography, Education, Health, Welfare, Income, Religion, and Wealth: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
R23: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics


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