The complete-count census data sets for the North Atlantic Population Project (NAPP) in the nineteenth century make it possible to analyze migration using maps, which can help scholars understand the impact of social and economic change on places where people live and work. In this article, the authors show both the benefits and limitations of incorporating maps into migration research by using NAPP data.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
The North Atlantic Population Project at the Minnesota Population Center is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.
- North Atlantic Population Project
- census microdata
- geographic information system (GIS)
- historical demography