Ipums Complete-Count Datasets of the Slave Inhabitants and Slave Owners, 1850-1860: Dataset Construction and Analysis

J. David Hacker, University of Minnesota
Matt A. Nelson, University of Minnesota
Matthew Sobek, University of Minnesota
Brayden Rothe, University of Minnesota

IPUMS has finalized databases for the censuses of slave inhabitants for the 1850 and 1860 censuses. Owners listed in the slave censuses have been linked to the population censuses, allowing analysis of owner characteristics. We discuss the construction of the datasets, their potential uses, and some preliminary analysis. The data will be distributed via IPUMS and is now available for researchers to use.

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 Presented in Session 144. New Historical Data Infrastructure I