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Williams, Jhacova. Data and Code for: Historical Lynching and the Contemporary Voting Behavior of Blacks. Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2022. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-06-15.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary This file contains the data replication files for Historical Lynchings and the Contemporary Voting Behavior of Blacks. This paper analyzes the extent to which the political participation of blacks can be traced to historical lynchings that took place from1882 to 1930. Using county-level voter registration data, I show that blacks who reside in southern counties that experienced a relatively higher number of historical lynchings have lower voter registration rates today. This relationship holds after accounting for a variety of historical and contemporary characteristics of counties. There exists evidence of the persistence of cultural voting norms among blacks yet this relationship does not exist for whites.

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JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
      N90 Regional and Urban History: General
      Z10 Cultural Economics; Economic Sociology; Economic Anthropology: General

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