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

@article{Kousser2014SharingTP,
  title={Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South},
  author={J. Morgan Kousser},
  journal={Journal of Southern History},
  year={2014},
  volume={80},
  pages={768}
}
  • J. M. Kousser
  • Published 1 August 2014
  • History, Economics
  • Journal of Southern History
Sharing the Prize: The Economics of the Civil Rights Revolution in the American South. By Gavin Wright. (Cambridge, Mass., and London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2013. Pp. [xiv], 353. $35.00, ISBN 978-0-674-04933-8.) Stanford University economic historian Gavin Wright's clear, accessible, and deeply researched book argues persuasively, first, that it was civil rights laws and federal court decisions from Brown v. Board of Education (1954) on that substantially enhanced the… 
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