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Height of Free African Americans in Maryland, 1800-1864

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Komlos, John
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
2002-05-31
Language
English
Free Keywords
African Americans; body height; demographic characteristics; ex-slaves; nineteenth century; nutrition; physical characteristics
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection was designed to ascertain the nutritional status of free African Americans in Maryland during the early to mid-19th century. These data supply information on the person's age, sex, year of birth, height, county of birth, county of residence (where the Certificate of Freedom was granted), complexion, and whether the person was born free or was manumitted after birth. In some cases, the county in which the person grew up is also documented.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1800 / 1864
    Time period: 1800--1864
  • Collection date: 1988
Geographic Coverage
  • Maryland
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Free African Americans in Maryland from 1800-1864.
Sampling
Maryland State Archives, Certificates of Freedom from 1800-1864.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain alphabetic characters.

Note
2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
Availability
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This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 3422 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

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

Komlos, John (2002): Height of Free African Americans in Maryland, 1800-1864. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03422.v1