Study Description

Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1825-1830

Bibliographic Information

Cataloging-During-Production (Machine Readable Data File)

Slave trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1825-1830 [machine-readable data file] / compiled by Herbert S. Klein. -- DPLS ed. -- New York : Herbert S. Klein [producer], 197- ; Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin. Data and Information Services Center [distributor].

1 data file (436 logical records) + accompanying documentation.

These data were compiled from the Diario do Rio de Janeiro and Jornal do Comercio, 1825-1830, archived at the Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro.

Summary: These data were collected as part of an examination of the nature of the incidence of mortality and larger aspects of the slave trade in the late 1820s, in order to reconstruct Afro-American historical development and expansion into the Atlantic world.

The data file contains information on date of arrival, type of ship, ship's name, African port of embarcation, number of sailing days, number of slaves shipped, person or company to whom slaves consigned.

ISBN 0-89605-031-9

I. Klein, Herbert S.

DISC Acknowledgement

These data were deposited at DPLS for public distribution by Herbert S. Klein, Department of History, Columbia University, New York.

Acknowledgement of Assistance

All manuscripts utilizing data made available through the Data and Information Services Center (DISC) should acknowledge that fact as well as cite the title of the study as indicated on the title page and sample catalog statement and identify the original compiler (collector) of the data. DISC urges all users of these data to follow some adaptation of this statement with the parentheses indicating items to be completed or deleted appropriately by the individual analyst.

The data for Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1825-1830 were originally compiled by Herbert S. Klein from Diario do Rio de Janeiro and Jornal do Comercio, archived at the Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro. Neither Mr. Klein nor DISC bears any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented here.

 


File Inventory

Bibliographic Identity:

Unique File Inventory Identification Number
061278-000
Bibliographic Reference
Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1825-1830 [machine readable data file]. Compiled by Herbert S. Klein. DPLS ed. New York: Herbert S. Klein [producer], 1974?. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Information Services Center [distributor]. 1 data file (436 logical records), plus accompanying documentation. The data were compiled from the Diario do Rio de Janeiro and Jornal do Comercio located at the Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro.
Unique Identification Codes for the MRDF
CB-505-007-INT-DPLS-1825-1; ISBN 0-89605-030-0
Type of File
numeric

Subject Contents:

Abstract
These data were collected as part of an examination of the nature of the incidence of mortality and larger aspects of the slave trade in the late 1820s, in order to reconstruct Afro-American historical development and expansion into the Atlantic world.
Universe to Which the Data Pertain
slave ship arrivals at Rio de Janeiro
Geographic Focus
Africa to Rio de Janeiro
Descriptors
slave trade, economic history, Africa, migration, mortality
Demographic Variables
ship name, date of arrival, type of ship, African port of embarcation, number of sailing days, number of slaves died at sea, name of person or company to whom slaves consigned

File History:

Sponsor or Funding Agency
Social Science Research Council; American Council of Learned Societies; University of Chicago; Columbia University, New York USA
Project Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein, Columbia University, New York USA
Data Gathering Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein
Data Processing Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein
Time Coverage (Date of Data Coverage)
1825-1830
Source(s) of Data (Input)
records of ships' arrivals published by Brazilian newspapers of Rio de Janeiro, the Diario do Rio de Janeiro and Jornal do Comercio, archived at the Arquivo Nacional, Rio de Janeiro

Methodology:

Description of Sampling Design/Selection
all ships' arrivals listed in the two newspapers for the period 1825-1830
Instrumentation
records of ships' arrivals published by the two Brazilian newspapers of Rio de Janeiro in the early 19th century
Data Quality
assumed that there is no reason for printed notices to be deliberately distorted; data account for over three-quarters of all African slave arrivals listed for this period; basic omission from these data relate to possibilities of smuggling slaves into Brazil without there being any record left
Unit of Analysis/Record Type
436 slave ship arrivals
Number of Variables
10
Analytic Comparability or Linkage with Other MRDF
Philip D. Curtin (edited by Herbert S. Klein), Records of Slave Ship Movement Between Africa and the Americas, 1817-1843; Herbert S. Klein, Internal Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1852; Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1825-1830; Slave Trade to Rio de Janeiro, 1795-1811; Angola Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century, 1723-1771; English Slave Trade, 1791-1799 (House of Lords Survey); Slave Trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820; Virginia Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century, 1727-1769; Nantes Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century, 1711-1791; Philip D. Curtin, Slave Ships of Eighteenth Century France, 1748-1756, 1763-1792; Klein, Herbert S. and Stanley L. Engerman, Slave Trade to Jamaica, 1782-1805-1808; Fogel, Robert W. and Stanley L. Engerman, Time on the Cross [machine readable data file].

File Processing History:

File Structure
rectangular
Record Structure
fixed length

Availability:

As a reminder, all of this information is from the original codebook and some sections may now be obsolete.

Location of the MRDF
Data and Information Services Center (DISC), University of Wisconsin-Madison, 3308 Sewell Social Science Building, 1180 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706 USA
Location of the Documentation
Data and Information Services Center (DISC)
Access Restrictions
none
Type of Access
batch
Retention Status
indefinitely
Costs
direct, plus DISC overhead
Recording Information
The archival file consists of one file stored on CD-ROM. All information is in character format. Logical Record Size: 80 characters; Block Size: 3200 characters. Data is disseminated in zipped ASCII format.
Data Management Software Requirements
none
Computer or Hardware Requirements
none
Data Disclaimer
distributor distributes the MRDF but takes no responsibility for its condition
Reference Materials
codebook
Publications
Herbert S. Klein, The Middle Passage: Comparative Studies in the Atlantic Slave Trade (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978)


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