Study Description

Slave Trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820

Bibliographic Information

Cataloging-During-Production (Machine Readable Data File)

Slave trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820 [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 (1885 logical records) + accompanying documentation.

These data were compiled from port registers, Havana, Audiencia de Santo Domingo, legajo 2207, in the Archivo General de Indias (Sevilla).

Summary: These data were collected as part of an analysis of the history of the African slave trade to the New World and the growth of the importation of slave labor into the Cuban economy.

The data file contains information on Cuban port of arrival, date of arrival, type of ship, nationality of ship, number of slaves landed, African sailing date, slave mortality, number of slaves by sex, name and captain of ship.

ISBN 0-89605-033-5

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 Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820 were originally compiled by Herbert S. Klein from port registers of the city of Havana (Audiencia de Santo Domingo, legajo 2207) archived in the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla. Neither Mr. Klein nor DISC bears any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented here.

 


File Inventory

Bibliographic Identity:

Unique File Inventory Identification Number
071278-000
Bibliographic Reference
Slave Trade to Havana, Cuba, 1790-1820 [machine readable data file]. Compiled by Herbert S. Klein. DPLS ed. New York: Herbert S. Klein [producer], 197-. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin. Data and Information Services Center [distributor]. 1 data file (1885 logical records), plus accompanying documentation. The data were compiled from port registers of the city of Havana (Audiencia de Santo Domingo, legajo 2207), archived in the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain.
Unique Identification Codes for the MRDF
CB-505-009-INT-DPLS-1790-1; ISBN 0-89605-033-5
Type of File
numeric

Subject Contents:

Abstract
These data were collected as part of an analysis of the history of the African slave trade to the New World and the growth of the importation of slave labor into the Cuban economy.
Universe to Which the Data Pertain
slave ships (vessels) entering the port of Havana, Cuba from 1790 to 1820
Geographic Focus
Havana, Cuba
Descriptors
slave trade, economic history, Cuba, migration
Demographic Variables
Cuban port of arrival, date of arrival, type of ship, nationality of ship, number of slaves landed, slave mortality, number of slaves by sex, name and captain of ship

File History:

Sponsor or Funding Agency
Social Science Research Council; American Council of Learned Societies; Columbia University, New York; University of Chicago, Chicago USA
Project Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein, Department of History, Columbia University, New York USA
Data Gathering Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein
Data Processing Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein
Time Coverage (Date of Data Coverage)
1790 to 1820
Date of Data Collection
1970s
Source(s) of Data (Input)
port registers of all slaves entering the port of Havana, Cuba (monthly reports), preserved in the Archivo General de Indias, Sevilla, Spain

Methodology:

Description of Sampling Design/Selection
all information from the monthly reports
Instrumentation
port registers
Data Quality
some information is missing (e.g., ships unknown as to nationality); some data items (e.g., guns, crew, African port of exit, date of sailing, date of arrival) are not available in information coded from these port registers; name and master of ship are blank (codebook indicates that Philip Curtin used a numeric code for these variables); although most of the records are ordered correctly from first date (1790) to last date (1820), there are records out of order.
Unit of Analysis/Record Type
1885 slave ships
Number of Variables
20 (assigned); 9 fields for variables are actually empty
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 Cuban Slave Trade in a Period of Transition, 1790-1843," Revue francaise d'histoire d'Outre-Mer, LXII (1975), 67-89; The Middle Passage: Comparative Studies in the Atlantic Slave Trade (Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1978)


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