Study Description

Slave Trade to Jamaica, 1782-1788, 1805-1808

Bibliographic Information

Cataloging-During-Production (Machine Readable Data File)

Slave trade to Jamaica, 1782-1788, 1805-1808 [machine-readable data file] / compiled by Herbert S. Klein and Stanley L. Engerman. -- DPLS ed. -- New York; Rochester, New York : Herbert S. Klein and Stanley L. Engerman [producers], 1974 ; Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin. Data and Information Services Center [distributor].

1 data file (365 logical records) + accompanying documentation.

These data were compiled from navel lists of the Public Record Office, Colonial Office, C.O. 142-19-25.

Summary: These data were collected to examine the growth of slave trade to Jamaica, the internal dynamics of its volume, and how it compared with other trades both within the British Empire and with other leading slave trade routes of other European powers. The study was conducted to examine systematically the actual commercial and navel organization of the trade to this island.

The data file contains information on date of arrival, type of ship, name of ship, captain, Jamaican port of arrival, ship tonnage, guns, crew, registration, number of slaves, goods carried, place and date ship built, port of origin of slaves, initial port of embarcation from England, date ship left England.

ISBN 0-89605-021-1

I. Klein, Herbert S.
II. Engerman, Stanley L.

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 Jamaica, 1782-1788, 1805-1808 were originally compiled by Herbert S. Klein and Stanley L. Engerman from navel lists of the British Public Record Office. Mr. Klein, Mr. Engerman, nor DISC bears any responsibility for the analyses or interpretations presented here.

 


File Inventory

Bibliographic Identity:

Unique File Inventory Identification Number
301178-000
Bibliographic Reference
Slave Trade to Jamaica, 1782-1788, 1805-1808 [machine readable data file]. Compiled by Herbert S. Klein and Stanley L. Engerman. DPLS ed. New York: Herbert S. Klein and Rochester, New York: Stanley L. Engerman producers, 1974. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Data and Program Library Service, distributor. 1 data file (365 logical records), plus accompanying documentation. The data were compiled from navel lists of the Public Record Office, Colonial Office, C.O. 142/19-25.
Unique Identification Codes for the MRDF
CB-505-011-INT-DPLS-1782-1; ISBN 0-89605-021-1
Type of File
numeric

Subject Contents:

Abstract
These data were collected to examine the growth of slave trade to Jamaica, the internal dynamics of its volume, and how it compared with other trades both within the British Empire and with other leading slave trade routes of other European powers. The study was conducted to examine systematically the actual commercial and navel organization of the trade to this island.
Universe to Which the Data Pertain
slave ship voyages to Jamaica
Geographic Focus
Great Britain to Africa to Jamaica
Descriptors
slave trade, economic history, Africa, migration, mortality
Demographic Variables
date of arrival, type of ship, name of ship, captain, Jamaican port of arrival, ship tonnage, guns, crew, registration, number of slaves, goods carried, place and date ship built, port of origin of slaves, initial port of embarcation from England, date ship left England

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 and Stanley L. Engerman
Data Gathering Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein and Stanley L. Engerman
Data Processing Responsibility
Herbert S. Klein
Time Coverage (Date of Data Coverage)
1782-1809
Date of Data Collection
Spring 1974
Source(s) of Data (Input)
navel lists of the Public Record Office, Colonial Office, C.O. 142/19-25 (1782-1788, 1805-1808)

Methodology:

Description of Sampling Design/Selection
all slave ships for period 1782-1788, 1805-1808
Instrumentation
navel lists kept by Jamaican port officials for arriving vessels reaching the major ports of Jamaica
Data Quality
not complete; missing data
Unit of Analysis/Record Type
365 slave ships
Number of Variables
21
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); "The English Slave Trade to Jamaica, 1782-1808," Economic History Review (February 1978, pp. 25-45).


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