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
Book Review Detail
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 accommodationsâ€”an economicâ€”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 economicsâ€”historical context and lessons. Wright is William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University."