Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: CB-003-005-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1863

Subject Area: Economic Processes and Indicators

Bibliographic Citation: Union Army slave appraisal records from Mississippi, 1863-1865.  [machine-readable data file] / Margo, Robert A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9427

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Codebook is machine-readable only.

Abstract: This data collection, designed to study conditions of slave life, contains information on contrabands and runaways. Information is provided regarding the county where the appraisal was conducted, date of appraisal, name, age, eye and face color, weight, height, sex, and appraised value of the slave in dollars.

SOURCE: Union Army Slave Appraisal Records from Mississippi

UNIVERSE: All slaves who appeared in a set of appraisal records for Civil War Mississippi.

NOTE: The data contain alphabetic codes.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation.

DATA TYPE: administrative records data


TIME PERIOD: 1863-1865



Margo, Robert A., and Richard H. Steckel. ''The Heights of American Slaves: New Evidence on Slave Nutrition and Health.'' SOCIAL SCIENCE HISTORY 6 (Fall 1982), 516-538. Fogel, Robert W., Ralph A. Galantine, and Richard L. Manning (eds). WITHOUT CONSENT OR CONTRACT: THE RISE AND FALL OF AMERICAN SLAVERY- EVIDENCE AND METHODS. New York, NY: W.W. Norton, 1990.

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