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Mapping Congress: Roll Call Votes of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1862-1865

Resource Type
Dataset : roll call voting data
  • Winling, LaDale (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of History)
  • Vaughan, Matthew (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
American Civil War; biographical data; Confederate Congresses (USA); Confederate States of America; geographic information systems; land ownership; legislative bodies; legislators; roll call data; slave ownership; slavery
  • Abstract

    This data collection is a sub-project associated with ICPSR #67, Roll Call Voting Records for the Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865, and represents an investigation of the voting records of representatives and senators of the Congress of the Confederacy. The project was conducted for use in a geographic information system, in order to understand the relationship between geography and public policy during the American Civil War.
  • Methods

  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1862 / 1865
    Time period: 1862--1865
  • 2014-01-01 / 2014-01-07
    Collection date: 2014-01-01--2014-01-07
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
All voting members of both chambers of the three Confederate Congresses in the United States in the period 1861-1865. Smallest Geographic Unit: Congressional District
The data were not sampled; this collection contains complete data from the Confederate Journal.
Collection Mode
  • record abstracts, mixed mode

    This collection is being released exactly as it was provided to ICPSR. Please refer to the related data collection, ICPSR #67, Roll Call Votes of the Congress of the Confederate States of America for further information.

    A unique identifier, MCCJOINID, was created for each election and roll call record, based on Congress, chamber, state, and district or class. Please see the Mapping Congress Guide to Confederate Data Document found in the zip package for further information.

    For additional information on the Mapping Congress project, as well as to obtain shapefiles and further data, please visit the Mapping Congress Web site.

This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 36109 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2015-08-05

Winling, LaDale; Vaughan, Matthew (2015): Mapping Congress: Roll Call Votes of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1862-1865. Version 1. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.