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Legacy of Slavery and White Social Outcomes

Legacy of slavery research has branched out into an important new niche in social science research by making empirical connections between the trans-Atlantic slave trade and contemporary social outcomes. However, the vast majority of this research examines Black-white inequality or Black disadvantage without devoting corresponding attention to the other side of inequality: white advantage.

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Legacy of Slavery and White Social Outcomes

Legacy of slavery research has branched out into an important new niche in social science research by making empirical connections between the trans-Atlantic slave trade and contemporary social outcomes. However, the vast majority of this research examines Black-white inequality or Black disadvantage without devoting corresponding attention to the other side of inequality: white advantage.
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We need to expands the legacy of slavery conversation by exploring whether white populations accrue long-term benefits from slave labor. Specifically, deploy historical understandings of racial boundary formation and theories of durable inequality to argue that white populations in places that relied more heavily on slave labor should experience better social and economic outcomes than white population in places that relied less on slave labor. 

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