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Coal Mines as Melting Pots

Price V. Fishback

in Soft Coal, Hard Choices: The Economic Welfare of Bituminous Coal Miners, 1890-1930

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195067255
eISBN:
9780199855025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067255.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The coal industry employed large numbers of blacks and immigrants. This chapter examines the extent of discrimination against blacks and immigrants in terms of wages and earnings, workplace safety, ... More


Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Vladimir Popov

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703631
eISBN:
9780191772849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703631.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This book offers a new interpretation of the ‘Great Divergence’ and ‘Great Convergence’ stories: how Western countries grew rich and why parts of the developing world (South and East Asia, Middle ... More


How the West Became Rich: Stylized Facts and Literature Review

Vladimir Popov

in Mixed Fortunes: An Economic History of China, Russia, and the West

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780198703631
eISBN:
9780191772849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703631.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The usual explanation is that countries that we now call developed, or the West, acquired in the sixteenth century and beyond some features that were absent in more traditional societies. The list of ... More


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