A public use microdata sample of the 1860 census of slave inhabitants

J. Trent Alexander, Jason Carl Digman, Sean Condon, J. David Hacker

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Abstract

The authors describe a public use microdata sample of the 1860 slave population of the United States recently created at the Minnesota Population Center. They discuss the key substantive issues that quantitative historians are likely to address with the data set, such as the demography of slavery, patterns in slave-holding, and miscegenation. They outline the sample design, data-entry procedures, variable availability, and documentation of the final data set.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)21-26
Number of pages6
JournalHistorical Methods
Volume36
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Data set
  • Demography
  • Slaveholding
  • Slavery

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