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Project Citation: 

Bazzi, Samuel, Ferrara, Andreas, Fiszbein, Martin, Pearson, Thomas, and Testa, Patrick A. Data and code for: Sundown Towns and Racial Exclusion: The Southern White Diaspora and the “Great Retreat.” Nashville, TN: American Economic Association [publisher], 2022. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2022-04-13.

Project Description

Summary:  View help for Summary Abstract: "This paper studies the rise of sundown towns - places where Blacks and other minorities were excluded after dark - outside the South after 1890. We provide a new dataset on the timing of sundown town establishment using full count Census records. Using a shift-share instrumental variables approach, we show that the presence of Southern whites is causally related to the appearance of sundown towns, with lynchings and the establishment of KKK chapters as plausible mechanisms for racial exclusion."

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Scope of Project

Subject Terms:  View help for Subject Terms white Southern migrants; sundown towns; south; migration; racial exclusion
JEL Classification:  View help for JEL Classification
      J15 Economics of Minorities, Races, Indigenous Peoples, and Immigrants; Non-labor Discrimination
      N91 Regional and Urban History: U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
      N92 Regional and Urban History: U.S.; Canada: 1913-
      R23 Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics: Regional Migration; Regional Labor Markets; Population; Neighborhood Characteristics
Geographic Coverage:  View help for Geographic Coverage United States
Time Period(s):  View help for Time Period(s) 1880 – 1940

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