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Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825 (ICPSR 2959) RSS

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Summary:

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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Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  White Male Apprentice Height Measurements - Download All Files (0.3 MB)
Data:
DS2:  Army and Navy Deserter Height Measurements - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
Data:

Study Description

Citation

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. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02959.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   American Colonies, body height, eighteenth century, military desertion, military service, newspapers, nineteenth century, physical characteristics

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1726--1825

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).

The data are provided as SPSS portable files.

Methodology

Data Source:

newspapers in the United States

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB2959.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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