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Suffrage, labour markets and coalitions in colonial Virginia

Nikolova, Elena and Nikolova, Milena (2017) Suffrage, labour markets and coalitions in colonial Virginia. European Journal of Political Economy 49, pp. 108-122.

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Abstract

We study Virginia's suffrage from the early-17th century until the American Revolution using an analytical narrative and econometric analysis of unique data on franchise restrictions. First, we hold that suffrage changes reflected labour market dynamics. Indeed, Virginia's liberal institutions initially served to attract indentured servants from England who were needed in the labour-intensive ...

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Item type:Article
Date:2017
Institutions:Philosophy, Art History, History, and Humanities > Institut für Geschichte > Geschichte Ost- und Südosteuropas - Prof. Dr. Ulf Brunnbauer
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10.1016/j.ejpoleco.2017.01.002DOI
Keywords:DEMOCRACY; INSTITUTIONS; ORIGINS; EXTENSIONS; INEQUALITY; REVOLUTION; HISTORY; DEMOCRATIZATION; COMMITMENT; FRANCHISE; Democracy; Suffrage; Colonialism; Bargaining; Coalitions; Virginia
Dewey Decimal Classification:900 History & geography > 940 General history of Europe
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes, this version has been refereed
Created at the University of Regensburg:Yes
Item ID:39189
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