The boll weevil plague and its effect on the southern agricultural sector, 1889–1929

In the early 1890s, cotton fields in the American South were ravaged by the boll weevil. Using a model that controls for differences in the intensity of cotton production at the county level, we show how the boll weevil significantly changed southern agricultural labor arrangements and labor market...

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Main Author: Ager, Philipp
Brueckner, Markus
Herz, Benedikt
Format: Journal Article
Language: English
Place of publication: 2017
Data of publication: 2017
ISSN: 0014-4983
1090-2457
EISSN: 1090-2457
Discipline: Economics
Agriculture
Bibliography: Ager , P , Brueckner , M & Herz , B 2017 , ' The boll weevil plague and its effect on the southern agricultural sector, 1889–1929 ' , Explorations in Economic History , vol. 65 , pp. 94-105 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eeh.2016.07.005
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Database: University of Southern Denmark PURE
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