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Roll Call Voting Records for the Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865

Resource Type
Dataset : roll call voting data
  • Alexander, Thomas B.
  • Beringer, Richard E.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
biographical data; Confederate Congresses (USA); Confederate States of America; land ownership; legislative bodies; legislators; roll call data; slave ownership; slavery
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains complete roll call records for the approximately 1,900 votes taken in both chambers of the three Confederate Congresses in the period 1862-1865. Included also is a biographical file that provides data on all those who were seated in any of the Confederate Congresses, including each member's name, age, state, district, party identification, and vocation, as well as the extent of the Congressman's landholdings, the number of slaves held, whether or not the district was occupied by union troops, and the member's stand on secession.
  • 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: Performed consistency checks..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Provisional Congress
    • DS2: Constitutional Congress
    • DS3: 1st Senate, 1st Session
    • DS4: 1st Senate, 2nd Session
    • DS5: 1st Senate, 3rd Session
    • DS6: 1st Senate, 4th Session
    • DS7: 2nd Senate, 1st Session
    • DS8: 2nd Senate, 2nd Session
    • DS9: 1st House, 1st Session
    • DS10: 1st House, 2nd Session
    • DS11: 1st House, 3rd Session
    • DS12: 1st House, 4th Session
    • DS13: 2nd House, 1st Session
    • DS14: 2nd House, 2nd Session
    • DS15: Biographical Data
Temporal Coverage
  • 1862 / 1865
    Time period: 1862--1865
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All voting members of both chambers of the three Confederate Congresses in the United States in the period 1862-1865.
Collection Mode
  • The data map is provided as an ASCII text file.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 67 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Jenkins, Jeffery A.. Examining the bonding effects of party: A comparative analysis of roll-call voting in the U.S. and Confederate houses. American Journal of Political Science.43, (4), 1144-1165.1999.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Jenkins, Jeffrey A.. Partisanship and Confederate constitution-making reconsidered: A response to Bensel. Studies in American Political Development.13, (2), 279-287.1999.
    • ID: 10.1017/S0898588X99002357 (DOI)
  • Warner, Ezra J., Yearns, W. Buck. Biographical register of the Confederate Congress. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press. 1975.

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

Alexander, Thomas B.; Beringer, Richard E. (1984): Roll Call Voting Records for the Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.