Antebellum Labor Markets

dc.contributor.author Rosenbloom, Joshua
dc.contributor.department Economics
dc.date 2018-03-05T22:13:47.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:03:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:03:47Z
dc.date.embargo 2018-02-28
dc.date.issued 2018-02-27
dc.description.abstract <p>The United States economy was transformed in the period between American independence and the beginning of the Civil War by rapid population growth, the development of manufacturing, the onset of modern economic growth, increasing urbanization, the rapid spread of settlement into the trans-Appalachian west, and the rise of European immigration. These years were also characterized by an increasing sectional conflict between free and slave states that culminated in 1861 in Southern secession from the Union and a bloody and destructive Civil War. Labor markets were central to each of these developments, directing the reallocation of labor between sectors and regions, channeling a growing population into productive employment and shaping in important ways the growing North-South division within the country. Put differently, labor markets influenced the pace and character of economic development in the antebellum United States. On the one hand, the responsiveness of labor markets to economic shocks was an important factor in promoting economic growth; on the other, imperfections in labor market response to these shocks had significant effects on the character and development of the national economy.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Economic History
dc.subject.disciplines Growth and Development
dc.subject.disciplines Income Distribution
dc.subject.disciplines Industrial Organization
dc.subject.disciplines International Economics
dc.subject.keywords Labor Force
dc.subject.keywords Wages
dc.subject.keywords Slavery
dc.subject.keywords Free Labor
dc.subject.keywords Immigration
dc.subject.keywords Industrialization
dc.title Antebellum Labor Markets
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