The volume is organized in a straightforward manner intended to create an integrated discussion. An introductory essay charts the development of the project and offers a summary and critique of each essay. The first section explores the issue of slavery and current policy and considers the caution required when developing policy based on disputed models and assumptions. The second section examines the economic impact of slavery and discrimination on the functioning of the labor market. In the final section, some of the implications of redistribution policies are considered in relation to the various cost and benefit analyses. A final essay and conclusion sum up the study and outline the broad policy setting in which this work can take place. The book will be an important resource for courses in history, sociology, and public policy and an important addition to public and university libraries.
|Series:||Contributions in Afro-American and African Studies: Contemporary Black Poets Series , #13|
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Table of Contents
Overview and Summary
Forty Acres and a Mule: Placing a Price Tag on Oppression
Economic History and the Current Benefits and Costs of Slavery
Past History and Current Policy: The Legacy of Slavery
Who Pays for Slavery?
An Appraisal of the Estimated Rates of Slave Exploitation
Slavery and the Economics of Discrimination
Black Labor in the American Economy since Emancipation: What Are the Legacies of History?
A Calculation and Comparison of the Current Benefits of Slavery and an Analysis of Who Benefits
Estimated Present Value of Income Diverted during Slavery
Black Exploitation and White Benefits: The Civil War Income Revolution
Slave Exploitation in Neoclassical Economics: Criticism and an Alternative Direction
Achieving Racial Equality through Restitution
Racial Inequality and Reparations
An Illustrative Estimate: The Present Value of the Benefits from Racial Discrimination, 1929-1969
Income Transfers: Are They Compensation for Past Discrimination?
The Social Debt to Blacks: A Case for Affirmative Action
What Was Lost: The Cost of Slavery and Discrimination for Blacks
Achieving Parity through Reparations