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Study Report

Study Number: SJ-020-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1818

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Slave trials in Anderson and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina, 1818-1861.  [machine-readable data file] / Hindus, Michael S.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8674

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: This dataset is part of a larger data collection effort conducted by the principal investigator to study crime, justice, and penal reform in Massachusetts and South Carolina from 1760 to 1880. Data are presented in this file on over 600 slave trials in two counties of ante-bellum South Carolina from 1818 to 1861. Included are variables documenting the accused crime, verdict, punishment, and item stolen (if applicable), as well as the defendant's name, sex, status, owner, and date of the trial.

SOURCE: public records of the Courts of Magistrates and Freeholders from Anderson and Spartanburg counties, South Carolina

UNIVERSE: Male and female slaves tried for accused crimes in Spartanburg and Anderson counties, South Carolina.

NOTE: The data contain blanks.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file.

DATA TYPE: individual-level public record data

DATA FORMAT: Card Image

TIME PERIOD: 1818-1861

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