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A Troublesome Caste: Height and Nutrition of Antebellum Virginia's Rural Free Blacks
Formal rules and informal customs created innumerable obstacles to the socioeconomic advance of Virginia's free black population. Laws prohibited free blacks from some activities and occupations andExpand
Short-Term Loans and Long-Term Relationships: Relationship Lending in Early America
Recent banking theory holds that durable firm–bank relationships are valuable to both parties. This paper uses the contract-specific loan records of a 19th-century U.S. bank and shows that firms withExpand
Sample-Selection Biases and the “Industrialization Puzzle”
Understanding long-term changes in human well-being is central to understanding the consequences of economic development. An extensive anthropometric literature purports to show that heights in theExpand
The Mulatto Advantage: The Biological Consequences of Complexion in Rural Antebellum Virginia
  • H. Bodenhorn
  • Sociology, Geography
  • Journal of Interdisciplinary History
  • 1 May 2002
Although historians have long noted that African-Americans of mixed-race in the antebellum Lower South were given economic and social preference over those with darker skin, they have denied thatExpand
State Banking in Early America: A New Economic History
This manuscript represents the first book-length treatment of early American banking in over 40 years. During that time economic historians have offered new interpretations of several importantExpand
Capital Mobility and Financial Integration in Antebellum America
Studies of postbellum financial markets have shown that the United States was not served by an integrated short-term capital market until the turn of the twentieth century. Until recently the dataExpand
Teachers, and Scholars Too: Economic Scholarship at Elite Liberal Arts Colleges
And so, in my view of the good teacher, almost invariably he will engage in research.... Then his standards of intellectual performance are maintained by the critical scrutiny of his fellows. TheExpand
Colourism and African–american wealth: evidence from the nineteenth-century south
Black is not always black. Subtle distinctions in skin tone translate into significant differences in outcomes. Data on more than 15,000 households interviewed during the 1860 US federal censusExpand