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                      DESCRIPTORS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE HEIGHT OF             
          RUNAWAY SLAVES AND INDENTURED SERVANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1700-1850
                                                                                
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                                  Principal Investigator                        
                                                                                
                        University of Pittsburgh, Dept. of History              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                 First ICPSR Release 1992                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                             Inter-university Consortium for                    
                              Political and Social Research                     
                                      P.O. Box 1248                             
                                Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                [Hard copy documentation transformed into machine-readable      
               text utilizing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) Scanning,     
                                       March 1992]                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                                  BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
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              in footnotes or in the reference section of publications.  The    
              bibliographic citation for this data collection is:               
                                                                                
                                                                                
                    Komlos, John.  DESCRIPTORS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE          
                    HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY SLAVES AND  INDENTURED  SERVANTS          
                    IN THE  UNITED  STATES, 1700-1850 [Computer file].          
                    Pittsburgh, PA:  University of  Pittsburgh,  Dept.          
                    of  History  [producer],  1989.   Ann  Arbor,  MI:          
                    Inter-university Consortium  for   Political   and          
                    Social Research [distributor], 1992.                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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              collection or for interpretations  or  inferences  based  upon    
              such uses.                                                        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                               DATA COLLECTION DESCRIPTION                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
     John Komlos                                                                
          DESCRIPTORS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY SLAVES AND INDEN
     SERVANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1700-1850 (ICPSR 9721)                      
                                                                                
     SUMMARY:  The purpose of this data collection was to provide data on the  h
     of slaves  and  indentured  servants  in  the colonial and antebellum perio
     United States history.  Data were taken from newspaper advertisements descr
     the runaways.  Variables include  the  state  of  the  newspaper  in  which
     advertisement was  listed,  the  year  of  the advertisement, the last and 
     names of the runaway slave or indentured servant, race, sex, age, height,  
     of  birth,  legal  status  (convict  or  in  jail  at  time  of  advertisem
     profession, and knowledge of the English language.  CLASS IV               
                                                                                
     EXTENT OF COLLECTION:  4 data files +  SPSS  Control  Cards  +  machine-rea
     documentation (text)                                                       
     EXTENT OF PROCESSING:  BLANKS/ NONNUM/ MDATA                               
     DATA FORMAT:  Logical Record Length with SPSS Control Cards                
                                                                                
     Part 1: Runaway Slave             Part 2: Runaway Slave                    
       Height Measurements               Height Descriptors                     
     File Structure: rectangular       File Structure: rectangular              
     Cases: 11,879                     Cases: 1,640                             
     Variables: 14                     Variables: 15                            
     Record Length: 68                 Record Length: 89                        
     Records Per Case: 1               Records Per Case: 1                      
                                                                                
     Part 3: Runaway Indentured        Part 4: Runaway Indentured               
       Servant Height Measurements       Servant Height Descriptors             
     File Structure: rectangular       File Structure: rectangular              
     Cases: 14,172                     Cases: 1,245                             
     Variables: 14                     Variables: 15                            
     Record Length: 67                 Record Length: 81                        
     Records Per Case: 1               Records Per Case: 1                      
                                                                                
     Part 5: Codebook for All Parts                                             
     Record Length: 80                                                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                            CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE HEIGHTS                  
                          FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     SPSS VARIABLE NAME    VARIABLE                   VALUES OR                 
     AND POSITION                                     EXPLANATION               
                                                                                
     STATE      1-2        STATE OF NEWSPAPER IN      USES STANDARD POST        
                           WHICH ADVERTISEMENT WAS    OFFICE STATE              
                           LOCATED                    ABBREVIATIONS             
                                                                                
     YEAR       3-6        YEAR OF ADVERTISEMENT                                
                                                                                
     LNAME      7-15       LAST NAME OF RUNAWAY                                 
                                                                                
     FNAME      22-30      FIRST NAME OF RUNAWAY                                
                                                                                
     RACE       42         RACE OF RUNAWAY            W = WHITE (NA)            
                                                      B = BLACK                 
                                                      I = INDIAN                
                                                      M = MULATTO               
                                                                                
     SEX        43         SEX OF RUNAWAY             M = MALE                  
                                                      F = FEMALE                
                                                      W = FEMALE                
                                                                                
     XVAR       44         EXTRA VARIABLE             NA                        
                                                                                
     AGE        45-46      AGE OF RUNAWAY             AGE IN YEARS              
                                                                                
     FEET       49         HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY          USED IN CALCULATION       
                           IN FEET                    OF HEIGHT (IN             
                                                      INCHES)                   
                                                                                
     INCHES     50-53      HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY IN       USED IN CALCULATION       
                           INCHES                     OF HEIGHT (IN             
                                                      INCHES)                   
                                                                                
     BPLACE     56-61      PLACE OF BIRTH             AS RECORDED, SEE          
                                                      RECODE STATEMENTS         
                                                      FOR SUMMARIES             
                                                                                
     IJ         64-65      LEGAL STATUS               CO = CONVICT SERVANT      
                                                           (NA)                 
                                                      IJ = IN JAIL AT TIME      
                                                            OF                  
                                                           ADVERTISEMENT        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                            CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE HEIGHTS                  
                  FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS    (CONTINUED)         
                                                                                
    [1]PROF   [2]66     [3]PROFESSION              [4]0 = MISSING DATA          
                                                   [5]1 =[6] MENTION               
                                                      2 = APPRENTICE            
                                                      3 = SOLDIER               
                                                      4 = SAILOR                
                                                      5 = FARMER                
                                                      6 = RUNAWAY FROM          
                                                           SHIP                 
                                                      7 = THIEF                 
                                                      9 = MISSING PERSON        
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     LANGUAGE 67           LANGUAGE (KNOWLEDGE        0 = MISSING DATA          
                          OF ENGLISH)                 1 = SPEAKS                
                                                      2 = BROKEN/WITH           
                                                           ACCENT               
                                                      3 = LITTLE                
                                                      4 = NONE                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     *NA = NOT APPLICABLE                                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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     ICPSR 9721                                                             Page
                                                                                
                                                                                
                      CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE HEIGHT DESCRIPTORS             
                          FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     SPSS VARIABLE NAME   VARIABLE                   VALUES OR                  
          AND POSITIONS                              EXPLANATION                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     STATE     1-2        STATE OF  NEWSPAPER IN     USES STANDARD POST         
                          WHICH ADVERTISEMENT WAS    OFFICE STATE               
                          LOCATED                    ABBREVIATIONS              
                                                                                
                                                                                
     YEAR      3-6        YEAR OF ADVERTISEMENT                                 
                                                                                
     LNAME     7-21       LAST NAME OF RUNAWAY                                  
                                                                                
     FNAME     22-40      FIRST NAME OF RUNAWAY                                 
                                                                                
     RACE      42         RACE OF RUNAWAY            W = WHITE (NA)             
                                                     B = BLACK                  
                                                     I = INDIAN                 
                                                     M = MULATTO                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     SEX       43         SEX OF RUNAWAY             M = MALE                   
                                                     F = FEMALE                 
                                                     W = FEMALE                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
     AGE       45-46      AGE OF RUNAWAY             AGE IN YEARS               
                                                                                
     FEET      49         HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY          USED IN CALCULATION        
                          IN FEET                    OF HEIGHT (IN              
                                                     INCHES)                    
                                                                                
     INCHES    50-53      HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY IN       USED IN CALCULATION        
                          INCHES                     OF HEIGHT (IN              
                                                     INCHES)                    
                                                                                
     PBIRTH    54-61      PLACE OF BIRTH             AS RECORDED, SEE           
                                                     RECODE STATEMENTS          
                                                     FOR SUMMARIES              
                                                                                
     CO        64-65      LEGAL STATUS               CO = CONVICT SERVANT       
                                                          (NA)                  
                                                     IJ = IN JAIL AT TIME       
                                                          OF                    
                                                          ADVERTISEMENT         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                      CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY SLAVE HEIGHT DESCRIPTORS             
                  FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS    (CONTINUED)         
                                                                                
                                                                                
     P          66        PROFESSION                  0 = MISSING DATA          
                                                      1 = MENTION               
                                                      2 = APPRENTICE            
                                                      3 = SOLDIER               
                                                      4 = SAILOR                
                                                      5 = FARMER                
                                                      6 = RUNAWAY FROM          
                                                            SHIP                
                                                      7 = THIEF                 
                                                      9 = MISSING PERSON        
                                                                                
     L          67        LANGUAGE (KNOWLEDGE         0 = MISSING DATA          
                          OF ENGLISH)                 1 = SPEAKS                
                                                      2 = BROKEN/WITH           
                                                          ACCENT                
                                                      3 = LITTLE                
                                                      4 = NONE                  
                                                                                
     HEIGHT     68-73     DESCRIPTOR OF HEIGHT        SEE RECODES FOR           
                          OF RUNAWAY SLAVE            SUMMARIES                 
                                                                                
     WEIGHT     74-81     DESCRIPTOR OF WEIGHT        SEE RECODES FOR           
                          OF RUNAWAY SLAVE            SUMMARIES                 
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     *NA = NOT  APPLICABLE                                                      
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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     ICPSR 9721                                                             Page
                                                                                
                                                                                
                     CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY INDENTURED SERVANT HEIGHTS            
                          FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS                
                                                                                
                                                                                
     SPSS VARIABLE NAME    VARIABLE                   VALUES OR AND             
     POSITION                                         EXPLANATION               
                                                                                
     STATE      1-2        STATE OF  NEWSPAPER IN     USES STANDARD POST        
                           WHICH ADVERTISEMENT WAS    OFFICE STATE              
                           LOCATED                    ABBREVIATIONS             
                                                                                
     YEAR       3-6        YEAR OF ADVERTISEMENT                                
                                                                                
     LNAME      7-15       LAST NAME OF RUNAWAY                                 
                                                                                
     FNAME      22-30      FIRST NAME OF RUNAWAY                                
                                                                                
     RACE       42         RACE OF RUNAWAY            W = WHITE                 
                                                      B = BLACK                 
                                                      I = INDIAN                
                                                      M = MULATTO               
                                                                                
     SEX        43         SEX OF RUNAWAY             M = MALE                  
                                                      F = FEMALE                
                                                      W = FEMALE                
                                                                                
     XVAR       44         EXTRA VARIABLE             NA                        
                                                                                
     AGE        45-46      AGE OF RUNAWAY             AGE IN YEARS              
                                                                                
     FEET       49         HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY          USED IN CALCULATION       
                           IN FEET                    OF HEIGHT (IN             
                                                      INCHES)                   
                                                                                
     INCHES     50-53      HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY IN       USED IN CALCULATION       
                           INCHES                     OF HEIGHT (IN             
                                                      INCHES)                   
     BPLACE     54-61      PLACE OF BIRTH             AS RECORDED, SEE          
                                                      RECODE STATEMENTS         
                                                      FOR SUMMARIES             
                                                                                
     IJ         64-65      LEGAL STATUS               CO = CONVICT SERVANT      
                                                      IJ = IN JAIL AT TIME      
                                                            OF                  
                                                            ADVERTISEMENT       
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                     CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY INDENTURED SERVANT HEIGHTS            
                   FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS   (CONTINUED)         
                                                                                
     PROF      66         PROFESSION                 0 = MISSING DATA           
                                                     1 = MENTION                
                                                     2 = APPRENTICE             
                                                     3 = SOLDIER                
                                                     4 = SAILOR                 
                                                     5 = FARMER                 
                                                     6 = RUNAWAY FROM           
                                                          SHIP                  
                                                     7 = THIEF                  
                                                     9= MISSING PERSON          
                                                                                
                                                                                
     LANGUAGE 67          LANGUAGE (KNOWLEDGE        0 = MISSING DATA           
                          OF ENGLISH)                1 = SPEAKS                 
                                                     2 = BROKEN/WITH            
                                                           ACCENT               
                                                     3 = LITTLE                 
                                                     4 = NONE                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY INDENTURED SERVANT HEIGHT DESCRIPTORS      
                          FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS                
                                                                                
                                                                                
        SPSS VARIABLE NAME     VARIABLE                    VALUES OR AND        
        POSITION                                           EXPLANATION          
                                                                                
        STATE       1-2        STATE OF NEWSPAPER IN       USES STANDARD POST   
                               WHICH ADVERTISEMENT WAS     OFFICE STATE         
                               LOCATED                     ABBREVIATIONS        
                                                                                
        YEAR        3-6        YEAR OF ADVERTISEMENT                            
                                                                                
        LNAME       7-21       LAST NAME OF RUNAWAY                             
                                                                                
        FNAME       22-40      FIRST NAME OF RUNAWAY                            
                                                                                
        RACE        42         RACE OF RUNAWAY             W = WHITE            
                                                           B = BLACK            
                                                           I = INDIAN           
                                                           M = MULATTO          
        SEX         43         SEX OF RUNAWAY              M = MALE             
                                                           F = FEMALE           
                                                           W = FEMALE           
                                                                                
        AGE         45-46      AGE OF RUNAWAY              AGE IN YEARS         
                                                                                
        FEET        49         HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY           USED IN CALCULATION  
                               IN FEET                     OF HEIGHT (IN        
                                                           INCHES)              
                                                                                
        ACT-INCHES             HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY IN        USED IN CALCULATION  
                    50-53      INCHES                      OF HEIGHT (IN        
                                                           INCHES)              
                                                                                
        PBIRTH      54-61      PLACE OF BIRTH              AS RECORDED, SEE     
                                                           RECODE STATEMENTS    
                                                           FOR SUMMARIES        
                                                                                
        CO          64 -6 5    LEGAL STATUS                CO = CONVICT SERVANT 
                                                           IJ = IN JAIL AT TIME 
                                                                OF              
                                                                ADVERTISEMENT   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
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                CODEBOOK FOR RUNAWAY INDENTURED SERVANT HEIGHT DESCRIPTORS      
                  FROM COLONIAL NEWSPAPER ADVERTISEMENTS    (CONTINUED)         
                                                                                
     P          66         PROFESSION                 0 = MISSING DATA          
                                                      1 = MENTION               
                                                      2 = APPRENTICE            
                                                      3 = SOLDIER               
                                                      4 = SAILOR                
                                                      5 = FARMER                
                                                      6 = RUNAWAY FROM          
                                                           SHIP                 
                                                      7 = THIEF                 
                                                      9 = MISSING PERSON        
                                                                                
                                                                                
     L          67         LANGUAGE (KNOWLEDGE        0 = MISSING DATA          
                           OF ENGLISH)                1 = SPEAKS                
                                                      2 = BROKEN/WITH           
                                                          ACCENT                
                                                      3 = LITTLE                
                                                      4 = NONE                  
                                                                                
     HEIGHT     68-73      DESCRIPTOR OF HEIGHT       SEE RECODES FOR           
                           OF RUNAWAY SERVANT         SUMMARIES                 
                                                                                
     WEIGHT     74-81      DESCRIPTOR OF WEIGHT       SEE RECODES FOR           
                           OF RUNAWAY SERVANT         SUMMARIES