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Lecture 5: The Economy of the South post-1865 Lecture 5: The Economy of the South post-1865 ECN 111B: US Economic History since the ECN 111B: US Economic History since the Civil War Civil War Winter 2010 Winter 2010
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Today’s Program Today’s Program The South as an area of Economic underdevelopment Causes of the South’s relative poverty African Americans in the South after the Civil War
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KEY Readings for Today’s KEY Readings for Today’s Lecture Lecture Walton and Rockoff Ch. 14 pp. 270-282 Atack and Passell ch. 14 Further reading Ransom, R and Sutch, R. One Kind of Freedom (Cambridge University Press, 2001) chs. 3 & parts of 4, 5, pp. 40-72, 81-105.
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Motivation The South after the Civil War stayed very poor relative to a fast-growing nation. African-American progress was retarded by Racism. The legacy is with us today. The South has finally “caught up” - Out migration, changing politics, Policies to attract capital, public health…
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The South
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Convergence among regions Source: Walton and Rockoff p. 595
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National vs. Southern National vs. Southern Per Capita Output 1870-1906 Per Capita Output 1870-1906 0 50 100 150 200 250 300 1870 1880 1889 1894 1905 Mid-Point Years National Average Cotton States (South) Source: Ransom and Sutch, p. 194
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Distribution of Distribution of Per Capita Output in the Deep Per Capita Output in the Deep South South Source:Walton and Rockoff, p. 317 1857 1879 White Black 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140 Blacks WHITES
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Distribution of Land by ‘Race’, 1880 Land by ‘Race’, 1880 Reproduced from Walton and Rockoff, p. 319 All Land In Crops Occupied by Whites (70%) Occupied by Blacks (30%) Land Owned (73%) Land Tenanted (Sharecropping or Renting) (27%) Land Owned (32%) Land Tenanted (Sharecropping or Renting) (68%)
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