The Curious Dawn of American Public Schools
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University of California - Davis. The authors are indebted to Stanley L. Engerman, Christopher Hanes, Paul Rhode, Gavin Wright, and seminar participants at the University of Kansas and the All-UC Group in Economic History for helpful comments on earlier drafts. Underlying regressions and data sets are available on our home pages: http://www.econ.ucdavis.edu/graduate/sgo and http://econ.ucdavis.edu/faculty/fzlinder. The views expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Bureau of Economic Research.