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Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Komlos, John
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2000-10-18
Language
English
Free Keywords
American Colonies; body height; eighteenth century; military desertion; military service; newspapers; nineteenth century; physical characteristics
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this data collection is to provide height data for runaway apprentices and military deserters in colonial and early Republican America (1726-1825). Data were taken from newspaper advertisements describing the runaways. Variables include year, decade, and state in which the ad appeared, year, decade, and place of birth (Germany, Ireland, or region of the United States) of the runaway, and runaway's former place of residence. Additional information concerning the runaways includes first and last name, race, sex, age, height, and whether the deserter was a member of the Army or Navy.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: White Male Apprentice Height Measurements
    • DS2: Army and Navy Deserter Height Measurements
Temporal Coverage
  • 1726 / 1825
    Time period: 1726--1825
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • This dataset is a companion study of DESCRIPTORS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY SLAVES AND INDENTURED SERVANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1700-1850 (ICPSR 9721).

    The data are provided as SPSS portable files.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB2959.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2959 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • Komlos, John. On the biological standard of living of eighteenth-century Americans: Taller, richer, healthier. Research in Economic History.20, 223-248.2001.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0363-3268(01)20007-X (DOI)

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

Komlos, John (2000): Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02959.v1