Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825 (ICPSR 2959)
Principal Investigator(s): Komlos, John
The purpose of this data collection is to provide height data for runaway apprentices and military deserters in colonial and early Republican America (1726-1825). Data were taken from newspaper advertisements describing the runaways. Variables include year, decade, and state in which the ad appeared, year, decade, and place of birth (Germany, Ireland, or region of the United States) of the runaway, and runaway's former place of residence. Additional information concerning the runaways includes first and last name, race, sex, age, height, and whether the deserter was a member of the Army or Navy.
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Komlos, John. Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825. ICPSR02959-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2000. doi:10.3886/ICPSR02959.v1
Persistent URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02959.v1
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Types: event/transaction data
Data Collection Notes:
This dataset is a companion study of DESCRIPTORS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY SLAVES AND INDENTURED SERVANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1700-1850 (ICPSR 9721).
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newspapers in the United States
Original ICPSR Release: 2000-10-18
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