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

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Harvard University Press, Feb 25, 2013 - Business & Economics - 367 pages
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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Gavin Wright is William Robertson Coe Professor of American Economic History at Stanford University.

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