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Harvard University Press, Feb 25, 2013 - Business & Economics - 368 pages
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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 rights struggle was of economic benefit to all parties: the wages of southern blacks increased dramatically but not at the expense of southern whites.
 

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Contents

1 Civil Rights Economics and the American South
1
2 The Political Economy of the Jim Crow South
32
An Economic Historical Paradox
74
4 Desegregating Southern Labor Markets
105
5 The Economics of Southern School Desegregation
150
6 The Economic Consequences of Voting Rights
183
7 The Downside of the Civil Rights Revolution
223
Historical Context and Lessons
258
Notes
269
Bibliography
303
Acknowledgments
339
Index
341
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Gavin Wright is William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University.

Author's home: Palo Alto, CA