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Electoral and Demographic Data, 1848-1876: Massachusetts

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : event/transaction data
Creator
  • Baum, Dale
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1984-07-16
Language
English
Free Keywords
American Civil War; census data; cities; counties; Democratic Party (USA); election returns; historical data; local elections; nineteenth century; political change; political parties; political history; Republican Party (USA); socioeconomic indicators; state elections; voting behavior; voting patterns
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains electoral and demographic data for Massachusetts counties and cities during 1848-1876. The data for this collection were compiled to study electoral changes in Massachusetts politics during the Civil War period and to link the changes to socioeconomic determinants of support for the Republican and Democratic parties. Specific variables include number of voters for specific years and demographic information such as number of males and females and number of males employed in certain trades. Electoral data consists of election results.
  • 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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1848 / 1876
    Time period: 1848--1876
  • 1974 / 1978
    Collection date: 1974--1978
Geographic Coverage
  • Massachusetts
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Information about all Massachusetts cities and towns from 1848-1876, taken from from election returns, data from Massachusetts state censuses, Massachusetts General Court reports, data from the Archives of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and data from the Massachusetts Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Note
2009-11-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8242 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08242.v1
Publications
  • Baum, Dale. The Civil War Party System: The Case of Massachusetts, 1848-1876. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press. 1984.
  • Baum, Dale. The 'Irish vote' and party politics in Massachusetts, 1860-1876. Civil War History.261, (2), 117-141.1980.
    • ID: 10.1353/cwh.1980.0034 (DOI)
  • Baum, Dale. Know-Nothingism and the Republican majority in Massachusetts. Journal of American History.64, (4), 959-986.1978.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1890732 (URL)

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

Baum, Dale (1984): Electoral and Demographic Data, 1848-1876: Massachusetts. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08242.v2