Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: KD-006-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1848

Subject Area: Merged Electoral and Ecological Data

Bibliographic Citation: Electoral and demographic data, 1848-1876: Massachusetts.  [machine-readable data file] / Baum, Dale  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8242

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: Hard copy codebook.

Abstract: This collection contains electoral and demographic data for Massachusetts counties and cities during 1848-1876. The data for this collection were compiled to study electoral changes in Massachusetts politics during the Civil War period and to link the changes to socioeconomic determinants of support for the Republican and Democratic parties. The data include election returns, data from Massachusetts state censuses, Massachusetts General Court reports, data from the Archives of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and data from the Massachusetts Bureau of State of Labor. There are 367 cases and 31 records per case with a logical record length of 80.

SUBJECT TERMS: census data. court records. demographic characteristics. election studies. elections. political activities. political changes. political history. political indicators. political parties. socioeconomic indicators. voting attitudes and behavior. Massachusetts. United States.


Baum, Dale. The Civil War Party System: The Case of Massachusetts, 1848-1876. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1984. Baum, Dale. 'Know-Nothingism and the Republican Majority in Massachusetts: The Political Realignment of the 1850s.' Journal of American History 64 (March 1978), pp. 959-986.

Media/File Reports:

ICPSR Direct