Slavery, Amenities, and Factor Price Equalization: A Note on Migration and Freedom

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Philip E. Graves

University of Colorado at Boulder - Department of Economics

Robert L. Sexton

Pepperdine University - Economics Department

Richard K. Vedder

Ohio University - Department of Economics

Date Written: April 1, 1983

Abstract

The paper examines the role of self-ownership versus other ownership of labor with implications for the interpretation of the historical evidence regarding timing of black migration from the South to the North after emancipation.

Keywords: Slavery, amenities, factor price equalization, black migration, emancipation

JEL Classification: N00, N31, N32, N41, N91, N92

Suggested Citation

Graves, Philip E. and Sexton, Robert L. and Vedder, Richard K., Slavery, Amenities, and Factor Price Equalization: A Note on Migration and Freedom (April 1, 1983). Explorations in Economic History, Vol. 20, p. 156, 1983. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1679222

Philip E. Graves (Contact Author)

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Robert L. Sexton

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Richard K. Vedder

Ohio University - Department of Economics ( email )

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