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Union Army Slave Appraisal Records from Mississippi, 1863-1865 (ICPSR 9427)

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This data collection, designed to study conditions of slave life, contains information on contrabands and runaways. Information is provided regarding the county where the appraisal was conducted, date of appraisal, name, age, eye and face color, weight, height, sex, and appraised value of the slave in dollars.

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Margo, Robert A. UNION ARMY SLAVE APPRAISAL RECORDS FROM MISSISSIPPI, 1863-1865. Cambridge, MA: Robert A. Margo, Harvard University [producer], 1979. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1991. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09427.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   historical data, nineteenth century, slave appraisals, slavery, slaves, Union Army

Geographic Coverage:   Mississippi, United States

Time Period:  

  • 1863--1865

Date of Collection:  

  • 1979

Universe:   All slaves who appeared in a set of appraisal records for Civil War Mississippi.

Data Types:   administrative records data

Data Collection Notes:

The data contain alphabetic codes.

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Union Army Slave Appraisal Records from Mississippi

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