Mortality in the South, 1850 (ICPSR 7424)

Published: Feb 16, 1992 View help for published

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Robert W. Fogel; Stanley L. Engerman

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07424.v1

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This study recorded information on deaths that occurred in 1850 in seven states of the southern United States: Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas. The data were obtained from the manuscript mortality schedules of the 1850 United States Census. Variables identify the state and county in which each death occurred, and provide information on the age, sex, race, legal status (free or slave), place of birth, and occupation of the deceased. The month and cause of death as well as the number of days of illness before death are also documented.

Fogel, Robert W., and Engerman, Stanley L. Mortality in the South, 1850. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07424.v1

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Counties in the targeted states were selected on a random basis. Rice- and sugar-producing areas were oversampled in an attempt to cover counties specializing in certain crops.

Deaths that occurred in 1850 in seven states of the southern United States: Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas.

manuscript mortality schedules of the 1850 United States Census

census/enumeration data

1984-05-11

1992-02-16

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Fogel, Robert W., and Stanley L. Engerman. Mortality in the South, 1850. ICPSR07424-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-13. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07424.v1

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  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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