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Descriptors and Measurements of the Height of Runaway Slaves and Indentured Servants in the United States, 1700-1850

Author: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Publisher: Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992.
Series: ICPSR (Series), 9721.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English : 2nd ICPSR versionView all editions and formats
Summary:
The purpose of this data collection was to provide data on the height of slaves and indentured servants in the colonial and antebellum periods of United States history. Data were taken from newspaper advertisements describing the runaways. Variables include the state in which the advertisement was published, the year of the advertisement, the first and last names of the runaway slave or indentured servant, and his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Statistics
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
OCLC Number: 61163483
Notes: Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Event notes: Start: 1700; and end: 1850.
Details: Mode of access: Intranet.
Contents: Part 1: Runaway Slave Height Measurements; Part 2: Runaway Slave Height Descriptors; Part 3: Runaway Indentured Servant Height Measurements; Part 4: Runaway Indentured Servant Height Descriptors; Part 5: Codebook for All Parts; Part 6: White Male Indentured and Convict Servant HeightMeasurements; Part 7: White Male Indentured and Convict Servant HeightDescriptors.
Series Title: ICPSR (Series), 9721.
Responsibility: John Komlos.

Abstract:

The purpose of this data collection was to provide data on the height of slaves and indentured servants in the colonial and antebellum periods of United States history. Data were taken from newspaper advertisements describing the runaways. Variables include the state in which the advertisement was published, the year of the advertisement, the first and last names of the runaway slave or indentured servant, and his or her race, sex, age, height, place of birth, legal status (whether he or she was a convict or in jail at time of advertisement), profession, and knowledge of the English language.

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