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Competition and Coercion: Blacks in the American economy 1865-1914 Reprint Edition
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Currently Dr. Higgs is Senior Fellow in Political Economy for The Independent Institute and Editor of the Institute's quarterly journal The Independent Review. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University, and he has taught at the University of Washington, Lafayette College, Seattle University, and the University of Economics, Prague. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University and Stanford University, and a fellow for the Hoover Institution and the National Science Foundation.
Dr. Higgs is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Gary Schlarbaum Award for Lifetime Defense of Liberty, Thomas Szasz Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Cause of Civil Liberties, Lysander Spooner Award for Advancing the Literature of Liberty, Friedrich von Wieser Memorial Prize for Excellence in Economic Education, and Templeton Honor Rolls Award on Education in a Free Society.
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Surely until someone dumps the racial historicism of the content of their mind, they'll remain exactly where a would-be oppressor would prefer. Don't yield to that. Seek ideas for the value contained. This book is one of a very few that offer such an economic survey of this nature, highlighting the dichotomy that uncomforts self styled liberals and conservatives both.
Higgs' book is an easily missed contribution to the understanding of emergent progress in the face of overt racism. Against the popular implicit narrative that "blacks" are somehow different because they don't respond appropriately to government stimulus and assistance, Higgs offers a stoic appraisal of people who respond to opportunity and OVERCOME racial prejudice and even violence. The book ought to have a place on your shelf, even if you nurture disagreement. It's well sourced and composed to represent the case made, and belongs next to classics like W. H. Hutt's Economics of the Colour Bar, another underappreciated work that fills many gaps in the public's soft formed understanding race and opportunity.
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