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Roll Call Voting Records for the Confederate Congresses, 1862-1865 (ICPSR 67) RSS

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This data collection contains complete roll call records for the approximately 1,900 votes taken in both chambers of the three Confederate Congresses in the period 1862-1865. Included also is a biographical file that provides data on all those who were seated in any of the Confederate Congresses, including each member's name, age, state, district, party identification, and vocation, as well as the extent of the Congressman's landholdings, the number of slaves held, whether or not the district was occupied by union troops, and the member's stand on secession.

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Study Description


Alexander, Thomas B., and Richard E. Beringer. ROLL CALL VOTING RECORDS FOR THE CONFEDERATE CONGRESSES, 1862-1865. ICPSR ed. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 197?. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00067.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   biographical data, Confederate Congresses (USA), Confederate States of America, land ownership, legislative bodies, legislators, roll call data, slave ownership, slavery

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1862--1865

Universe:   All voting members of both chambers of the three Confederate Congresses in the United States in the period 1862-1865.

Data Types:   roll call voting data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map is provided as an ASCII text file.


Data Source:

(1) UNITED STATES CONGRESSIONAL QUARTERLY, (2) Works Project Administration materials, and (3) individual scholars

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Performed consistency checks.


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