Bodenhorn book published by Oxford and NBER Jun 23, 2015
Professor Howard Bodenhorn's book, The Color Factor: The Economics of African-American Well-Being in the Nineteenth-Century South has been released by Oxford University Press. The book is part of the National Bureau of Economic Research's series on Long-Term Factors in Economic Development.
Several premier economic historians have given their endorsement of the book. Stanley Engerman of Rochester states that the book casts "important new light on the still not fully understood aspects of the economic, social, and health differences between those considered to be mulatto and those regarded as black. This issue is not only of importance for historical studies but has significance for understanding the African-American community today." Oxford University Press has more commentaryon the book, including plaudits from Price Fishback and Bob Margo.