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Study Report

Study Number: CB-003-002-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1850

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Mortality in the South, 1850.  [machine-readable data file] / Engerman, Stanley L.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7424

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hardcopy codebook.

Abstract: This dataset was prepared by Robert W. Fogel (The University of Chicago and the University of Rochester) and Stanley L. Engermann (The University of Rochester) and used for the analyses presented in Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery, Volume 1 and Time on the Cross: Evidence and Methods--A Supplement Volume 2. These data were initially collected with the assistance of a grant from the National Science Foundation. Information on the deaths of approximately 10,500 persons in seven states in the southern United States in 1850 are recorded in this dataset. The data were obtained from the manuscript mortality schedules of the 1850 United States Census. Deaths by age, sex, and place of birth for the free and slave populations are included in the file, as are variables documenting the date and cause of death as well as the occupation of the deceased individuals.

SUBJECT TERMS: blacks. census data. death. economic attitudes and behavior. manuscript census materials. mortality schedules. slavery. southern United States. United States.

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