150 Years of Racial Inequality in the US: From Emancipation Through Today
Lecturer: Dr Marianne Wanamaker (University of Tennessee)
Chair: Professor Joan Roses
Date and time: 25 March, 5.30-7.30pm
The post-Civil War South was replete with limits on black economic mobility, and understanding our current inequality struggles requires understanding the origin of these differences in the Reconstruction South. Dr. Wanamaker’s presentation will document the patterns of racial inequality from 1865 through today.
Marianne Wanamaker is an associate professor of economics at the University of Tennessee. Her research centers on the economic history of minority groups in the U.S. labor market, especially the experience of Black men. She serves as co-editor in chief at Explorations in Economic History and is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, MA, at IZA, and at Stellenbosch University.
Full details of the 2021 Epstein Lecture, including how to register, are here: 2021 Epstein Lecture