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Union Army Slave Appraisal Records from Mississippi, 1863-1865

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : administrative records data
Creator
  • Margo, Robert A.
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1991-10-23
Language
English
Free Keywords
historical data; nineteenth century; slave appraisals; slavery; slaves; Union Army
Description
  • 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

    Datasets:

    • 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.

Availability
Download
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9427 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Publications
  • 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.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1170974 (URL)
  • Trussell, James, Steckel, Richard. The age of slaves at menarche and their first birth. Journal of Interdisciplinary History.8, (3), 477-505.1978.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/202918 (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. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09427.v1