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Wright, Gavin 1943-

Overview
Works: 39 works in 148 publications in 1 language and 6,499 library holdings
Genres: History  Songs and music  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Thesis advisor
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Most widely held works by Gavin Wright
Sharing the prize : the economics of the civil rights revolution in the American South by Gavin Wright( )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2018 in English and held by 1,867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The civil rights movement was also a struggle for economic justice, one that until now has not had its own history. Sharing the Prize demonstrates the significant material gains black southerners made--in improved job opportunities, quality of education, and health care--from the 1960s to the 1970s and beyond. Because black advances did not come at the expense of southern whites, Gavin Wright argues, the civil rights struggle was that rarest of social revolutions: one that benefits both sides. From the beginning, black activists sought economic justice in addition to full legal rights. The southern bus boycotts and lunch counter sit-ins were famous acts of civil disobedience, but they were also demands for jobs in the very services being denied blacks. In the period of enforced desegregation following the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the wages of southern black workers increased dramatically. Wright's painstaking documentation of this fact undermines beliefs that government intervention was unnecessary, that discrimination was irrational, and that segregation would gradually disappear once the market was allowed to work. Wright also explains why white southerners defended for so long a system that failed to serve their own best interests. Sharing the Prize makes clear that the material benefits of the civil rights acts of the 1960s are as significant as the moral ones--an especially timely achievement as these monumental pieces of legislation, and the efficacy of governmental intervention more broadly, face new challenges"--Publisher description
Old South, New South : revolutions in the southern economy since the Civil War by Gavin Wright( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 1996 in English and held by 1,258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An original and economically rigorous analysis of the role of slavery in generating economic "backwardness." Wright traces key reasons for the South's century-long status as a second-class country-within-a-country, and assesses the legacy of slavery, the material devastation and social upheaval of the Civil War, and the colonial exploitation of the South by northern capital. He maintains that above all the defining feature of the southern economy was the isolation of its labor market from national and international development. On this basis, Wright explains the sharecropping system, the Populist revolt, the South's limited investment in the education of its own people, and the low-skill, low-productivity, "colonial" character of the region's industrial progress. Only the intervention of the Federal Government during the Great Depression, the author argues, destroyed the bases of the South's low-wage economy, led to long-delayed mechanization of the plantation, helped close the North-South wage gap, and created massive out-migration of unskilled labor during and after World War II. With the demise of the plantation regime, the South opened its doors to outside flows of capital and labor
The Japanese economy in retrospect : selected papers by Gary R Saxonhouse( )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary R Saxonhouse was one of the leading world scholars on Japanese economy. Born in New York City in 1943, he attended Yale University, where he received his PhD in Economics in 1971. He joined the Faculty of Economics at the University of Michigan beginning in 1970, where he taught throughout his career. The selection of his published papers that comprises this two-volume publication is a testimony and tribute to his remarkable accomplishments and influence that were cut short by his untimely death in November 2006, following a battle with leukemia. Volume I contains a selection of his published papers that have been instrumental in enhancing the understanding of Japan's modern economic history, focusing in particular on the Japanese cotton-spinning industry. Volume II features a selection of his published papers that look at how Japan's technology and innovation were key in promoting Japan's economic success; how its economy was shaped by its comparative advantage and related policies; and how its macro-financial policies were implemented in the course of its economic growth after World War II
The political economy of the cotton South : households, markets, and wealth in the nineteenth century by Gavin Wright( Book )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The impact of cotton and slavery in the nineteenth century American South was so dramatic and enduring that neither the region nor the nation has yet escaped from the influence of that era of regional prominence
Slavery and American economic development by Gavin Wright( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wright argues that slave-based commerce was central to the eighteenth-century rise of the Atlantic economy, not because slave plantations were superior as a method of organizing production, but because slaves could be put to work on sugar plantations that could not have attracted free labor on economically viable terms"--Jacket
The mosaic of economic growth( Book )

9 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Technique, spirit, and form in the making of the modern economies : essays in honor of William N. Parker( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bike Maintenance For Dummies by Gavin Wright( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Keep your bike and yourself in good shape If you're a part of the Lycra brigade and need some guidance on maintaining your machine, this book is for you! Discover practical advice on testing your brakes, adjusting your seat height, replacing a wheel, and much more. Open the book and find: Help with attaching safety lights How to clean your chain properly Tips for finding and fixing a puncture Ways to check tyre pressure
Cotton spinning machinery orders, British textile machinery firms, 1878-1933( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was a long-term study of the diffusion of cotton-spinning technologies from Britain to emerging textile industries around the world. Cotton manufacturing was the first global industry, and the dataset provides information on orders covering roughly 90 percent of world trade in these machines. Virtually every major national cotton industry is covered, the major exception being the United States of America (whose textiles industry was supplied primarily by the protected textile machinery industry). The orders include detailed information about machine specifications, such as frame size, machine speed, the yarn count for which the machine is designed, and the types of raw cotton to be utilized. A specific issue that motivated the research project was the choice between mule spinning and ring spinning, on which national patterns diverged widely. There is an extensive literature on this topic, to which Saxonhouse and Wright contributed. See most recently: "Technological Evolution in Cotton Spinning, 1878-1933," in Douglas A. Farnie and David J. Jeremy (eds.), The Fibre that Changed the World: The Cotton Industry in International Perspective, 1600-1990s (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)
The Japanese Economy in Retrospect (In 2 Volumes) : Selected Papers by Gary R Saxonhouse by Robert M Stern( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gary R Saxonhouse was one of the world's leading scholars on Japanese economy. Born in New York City in 1943, he attended Yale University, where he received his PhD in Economics in 1971. In 1970, he joined the Faculty of Economics at the University of Michigan, where he remained throughout his career. The selection of his published papers that comprises this two-volume publication is a testimony and tribute to his remarkable accomplishments and influence, which were cut short by his untimely death in November 2006, following a battle with leukemia. Volume I contains a selection of his publishe
The economics of cotton in the antebellum South by Gavin Wright( )

5 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

General purpose technologies and surges in productivity : historical reflections on the future of the ICT revolution by Paul A David( Book )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early twentieth century productivity growth dynamics : an inquiry into the economic history of "our ignorance" by Paul A David( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arbitraging a discriminatory labor market : black workers at the Ford Motor Company, 1918-1947 by Christopher L Foote( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employee records of the Ford Motor Company [Detroit Area], 1918-1947( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection contains work histories of employees of the Ford Motor Company. A complete work history for each employee is presented, including wage rates, occupation, dates of hire, length of time on the job, reasons for leaving, and job performance ratings. Demographic information in the collection includes date of birth, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, place of birth, citizenship, and English language ability
The Japanese economy in retrospect by Gary R Saxonhouse( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Employee records of the A.M. Byers Company [Pennsylvania], 1916-1952( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection contains work histories of employees of the A.M. Byers Company. A complete work history for each employee is presented, including wage rate, occupation, date of hire, length of time on the job, and reasons for leaving. Demographic information in the collection includes date of birth, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, place of birth, citizenship, and English language ability
Employee records of the pullman car works [Calumet, Illinois], 1902-1948( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This data collection contains work histories of employees of the Pullman Car Works in Calumet, Illinois, who left the plant between 1902 and 1948. A complete work history for each employee is presented, including wage rates, occupation, date of hire, length of time on the job, and reasons for leaving. Demographic information in the collection includes date of birth, gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, place of birth, citizenship, and English language ability
The Citadel conference on the civil rights movement in South Carolina( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Japanese economy in retrospect selected papers by Gary R. Saxonhouse ; introduction and overview to volumes I and II by Robert M Stern( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The Japanese economy in retrospect : selected papers
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The Japanese economy in retrospect : selected papersThe political economy of the cotton South : households, markets, and wealth in the nineteenth centurySlavery and American economic developmentThe mosaic of economic growth
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