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Social Bases of City Politics: Atlanta, 1865-1903 (ICPSR 7690)

Principal Investigator(s): Watts, Eugene J.


This data collection contains biographical and political career information on 824 persons in Atlanta, Georgia, who campaigned for a city office at some point between 1865 and 1903. Data include name of individual, first year of office for which individual was campaigning, office for which campaigning (i.e., mayor, alderman, or councilman), result of campaign, votes received in first through seventh wards, type of election, political party affiliation, ward base of campaign, ward of residence, age elected, race, ethnic status, birthplace, date of arrival in Atlanta, cross occupational listing, occupations ten years before and ten years after the campaign, total time served in minor city office, total time served in Fulton County office, total times a member of the city Democratic executive committee before and during the campaign, Civil War experience, pre-Civil War sentiment (e.g., Secessionist or Unionist), religion, property assessment, and membership in fraternal groups, social clubs, and the fire department.

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Study Description


Watts, Eugene J. Social Bases of City Politics: Atlanta, 1865-1903. ICPSR07690-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07690.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07690.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    American Civil War, biographical data, candidates, cities, historical periods, local elections, local government, local politics, nineteenth century, political affilation, political campaigns, political history, politicians, public officials, Reconstruction, social change, social history, social indicators, vote count

Geographic Coverage:    Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1865--1903

Universe:    Persons who campaigned for a city office in Atlanta, Georgia, between 1865 and 1903.

Data Type(s):    administrative records data, census/enumeration data, medical records, survey data



Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-10

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