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Mapping Congress: Roll Call Votes of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1862-1865 (ICPSR 36109)

Principal Investigator(s): Winling, LaDale, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Department of History; Vaughan, Matthew, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University


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.

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Study Description


Winling, LaDale, and Matthew Vaughan. Mapping Congress: Roll Call Votes of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, 1862-1865. ICPSR36109-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2015-08-05. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36109.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36109.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    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

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Congressional District

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1862--1865

Date of Collection:   

  • 2014-01-01--2014-01-07

Universe:    All voting members of both chambers of the three Confederate Congresses in the United States in the period 1861-1865.

Data Type(s):    roll call voting data

Data Collection Notes:

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.


Sample:    The data were not sampled; this collection contains complete data from the Confederate Journal.

Weight:    None

Mode of Data Collection:    record abstracts, mixed mode

Data Source:

Martis, Kenneth C., "The Historical Atlas of the Congresses of the Confederate States of America, 1861-1865."


Original ICPSR Release:   2015-08-05


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