Indiana Voter: Nineteenth Century Rural Bases of Partisanship, 1870

Resource Type
Dataset : census data, and administrative records data
  • Hammarberg, Melvyn A.
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  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
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Free Keywords
census data; counties; demographic characteristics; foreign born; males; nineteenth century; occupations; personal wealth; place of birth; place of residence; political affiliation; political parties; political partisanship; religious affiliation; rural areas; voters
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information on adult males living in nine counties of Indiana in 1870. The variables provide individual-level demographic information, such as county and township of residence, age, race, place of birth, parents' place of birth, status within the family, occupation, religious affiliation, and literacy level. Other variables provide information on the individual's and the family's real and total wealth, respectively, political party affiliation of the individual, disability condition, number of years the individual lived in Indiana, and percentage of life spent in Indiana.
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: 1870 Census of Population Data
    • DS2: People's Guide Data
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1870
Geographic Coverage
  • Indiana
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Adult males living in nine central counties in Indiana in 1870.
Collection Mode
  • The data maps are provided as ASCII text files, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 3 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 30 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR00030.v1
  • Hammarberg, Melvyn. The Indiana Voter: The Historical Dynamics of Party Allegiance During the 1870s. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1977.
  • Hammarberg, Melvyn Alan. Designing a sample from incomplete historical lists. American Quarterly.23, (4), 542-561.1971.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Hammarberg, Melvyn Alan. The Indiana Voter: A Study in Nineteenth Century Rural Bases of Partisanship. Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania. 1970.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15