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The Great Migration of Black Americans from the US South: A Guide and Interpretation

William Collins

No 27268, NBER Working Papers from National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc

Abstract: The Great Migration from the US South is a prominent theme in economic history research not only because it was a prime example of large scale internal migration, but also because it had far-reaching ramifications for American economic, social, and political change. This essay offers a concise review of the literature focused on questions of timing, selection, and migrants’ outcomes, and then offers a more speculative interpretation of how the Great Migration fostered the advancement of Civil Rights.

JEL-codes: J15 J61 J7 N32 N92 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2020-05
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