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dc.contributor.authorCarson, Scott Alanen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1850-1900en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T15:55:28Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T15:55:28Z-
dc.date.issued2006en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/19160-
dc.description.abstractBy using a new source of 19th century Texas state prison records, the present study contrasts the biological living conditions of comparable blacks and whites in the American South between the Civil War and Reconstruction. White stature exceeded black stature. Between 1850 and 1870, black sub-adult stature declined by over one centimeter. Postbellum sub-adult white stature declined by over one and a half centimeters and never recovered over the same period. The secular trend for adult blacks improved by two and one half centimeters between the 1850s but declined after the Civil War.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCESifo working papers 1696en_US
dc.subject.jelN31en_US
dc.subject.jelI12en_US
dc.subject.jelJ70en_US
dc.subject.jelJ15en_US
dc.subject.jelI31en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.stwLebensstandarden_US
dc.subject.stwGesundheiten_US
dc.subject.stwSchätzungen_US
dc.subject.stwUSA <Südstaaten>en_US
dc.subject.stwKörpergrößeen_US
dc.titleAfrican-American and white living standards in the 19th century American South : a biological comparisonen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn510039103en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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