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Mortality in the South, 1850

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : census/enumeration data
Creator
  • Fogel, Robert W.
  • Engerman, Stanley, L.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-05-11
Funding Reference
  • National Science Foundation
Language
English
Free Keywords
African Americans; Antebellum South (USA); death; diseases; epidemiology; history; life cycle; mortality rates; nineteenth century; populations; slave populations; slavery; vital statistics
Description
  • Abstract

    This study recorded information on deaths that occurred in 1850 in seven states of the southern United States: Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The data were obtained from the manuscript mortality schedules of the 1850 United States Census. Variables identify the state and county in which each death occurred, and provide information on the age, sex, race, legal status (free or slave), place of birth, and occupation of the deceased. The month and cause of death as well as the number of days of illness before death are also documented.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1850
Geographic Coverage
  • Georgia
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Deaths that occurred in 1850 in seven states of the southern United States: Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.
Sampling
Counties in the targeted states were selected on a random basis. Rice- and sugar-producing areas were oversampled in an attempt to cover counties specializing in certain crops.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7424 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07424.v1
Publications
  • Gregg, Matthew T., Wishart, David M.. The price of Cherokee removal. Explorations in Economic History.49, (4), 423-442.2012.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.eeh.2012.07.005 (DOI)
  • Fogel, Robert W., Engerman, Stanley L.. Time on the Cross: The Economics of American Negro Slavery. Boston: Little, Brown. 1974.
  • Fogel, Robert William, Engerman, Stanley L.. Time on the Cross: Evidence and Methods, A Supplement. Boston: Little, Brown. 1974.

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

Fogel, Robert W.; Engerman, Stanley, L. (1984): Mortality in the South, 1850. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07424