This dataset is part of a larger data collection effort
conducted by the principal investigator to study crime, justice, and
penal reform in Massachusetts and South Carolina from 1760 to 1880.
Data are presented in this file on over 600 slave trials in two
counties of ante-bellum South Carolina from 1818 to 1861. Included
are variables documenting the accused crime, verdict, punishment, and
item stolen (if applicable), as well as the defendant's name, sex,
status, owner, and date of the trial.