Sharing the Prize
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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1 Civil Rights Economics and the American South
2 The Political Economy of the Jim Crow South
An Economic Historical Paradox
4 Desegregating Southern Labor Markets
5 The Economics of Southern School Desegregation
6 The Economic Consequences of Voting Rights
7 The Downside of the Civil Rights Revolution
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