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Union Army Slave Appraisal Records from Mississippi, 1863-1865

Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
  • Margo, Robert A.
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
historical data; nineteenth century; slave appraisals; slavery; slaves; Union Army
  • Abstract

    This data collection, designed to study conditions of slave life, contains information on contrabands and runaways. Information is provided regarding the county where the appraisal was conducted, date of appraisal, name, age, eye and face color, weight, height, sex, and appraised value of the slave in dollars.
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1863 / 1865
    Time period: 1863--1865
  • Collection date: 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • Mississippi
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All slaves who appeared in a set of appraisal records for Civil War Mississippi.
Collection Mode
  • The data contain alphabetic codes.

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Alternative Identifiers
  • 9427 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09427.v1
  • Costa, Dora L., Steckel, Richard H.. Long-term trends in health, welfare, and economic growth in the United States. Health and Welfare During Industrialization.Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 1997.
  • Dortch, Shannon. The gold in Grandma's house. American Demographics.16, (4), 9 -1994.
  • Fogel, Robert W., Galantine, Ralph A., Manning, Richard. Without Consent or Contract: The Rise and Fall of American Slavery -- Evidence and Methods. New York: W.W. Norton. 1990.
  • Margo, Robert A., Steckel, Richard. The heights of American slaves: New evidence on slave nutrition and health. Social Science History.6, (4), 516-538.1982.
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  • Trussell, James, Steckel, Richard. The age of slaves at menarche and their first birth. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.8, (3), 477-505.1978.
    • ID: (URL)

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

Margo, Robert A. (1991): Union Army Slave Appraisal Records from Mississippi, 1863-1865. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.