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Enslavers dominated southern politics long after the civil war ended

Bellani, Luna, Hager, Anselm and Maurer, Stephan (2020) Enslavers dominated southern politics long after the civil war ended. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (23 Oct 2020). Blog Entry.

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Before the Civil War, the politics and economy of the Southern US were dominated by those who practiced immoral – but at the time legally permissible – forced enslavement. In new research, Luna Bellani, Anselm Hager, and Stephan Maurer find that the power of enslavers continued following the end of the Civil War. By examining a database of Texas legislators from 1860 to 1900, they determine that by 1900, about half of all lawmakers still came from families which had held people in slavery.

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Additional Information: © 2020 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2020 11:21
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 09:55

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