How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South

  title={How the Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shape Public School Enrollment in the American South},
  author={R. Reece and Heather A. O’Connell},
  journal={Sociology of Race and Ethnicity},
  pages={42 - 57}
History is centrally involved in place development. Given the historical importance of antebellum slavery, it is little surprise that it profoundly shaped the social and economic future of the United States. What is perhaps more surprising is the link to local, county-level development as it relates to contemporary systems of black disadvantage. Through our focus on one aspect of school segregation in the American South, namely racial disparities in public school enrollment, we contribute to… Expand

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