My dissertation makes three contributions to exploring this policy difference. First, I compiled, encoded, and developed documentation for 3 previously unavailable datasets: a 60% sample of the 1880 Cherokee Census, a 100% sample of the 1860 Cherokee Nation slave schedules, and a sample of individuals linked from the 1880 Cherokee Census to the 1900 United States Census. Second, I examine how the availability of free land affected the Cherokee freedmen in 1880. Cherokee freedmen farmers have levels of income and wealth that are between 20 to 40% higher than those of southern freedmen farmers. Third, I explore the relative status of Cherokee and southern freedmen in 1900. I find that the Cherokee freedmen continue to be relatively better off than southern freedmen. They have higher rates of home ownership, are employed in higher status occupations, and have higher literacy rates. Additionally, their children exhibit higher levels of human capital.Chapter 4 A Sample of Former Slaves and their Descendents Linked from the 1880 Cherokee Census to the 1900 United States Census aquot;Why are there forty million poor people ... Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 16 August 1967.
|Title||:||Essays on Race and the Persistence of Economic Inequality|
|Author||:||Melinda C. Miller|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|