By Lee J. Alston
Combining insights from economics, political technology, and background, Professors Alston and Ferrie exhibit how the timing and quantity of the expansion of the yank welfare nation from the Civil conflict until eventually the mid-1960s was once stimulated by means of the Southern agricultural elite. ahead of the mechanization of Southern agriculture, the agricultural landed pursuits had an fiscal incentive to maintain exertions affordable and established. They comprehensive this via their disproportionate political energy on the neighborhood, country, and nationwide point, which enabled them to keep up a discriminatory felony surroundings and stop federal interference in exertions relatives.
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