Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825 (ICPSR 2959)

Published: Jan 18, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
John Komlos

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02959.v1

Version V1

The purpose of this data collection is to provide height data for runaway apprentices and military deserters in colonial and early Republican America (1726-1825). Data were taken from newspaper advertisements describing the runaways. Variables include year, decade, and state in which the ad appeared, year, decade, and place of birth (Germany, Ireland, or region of the United States) of the runaway, and runaway's former place of residence. Additional information concerning the runaways includes first and last name, race, sex, age, height, and whether the deserter was a member of the Army or Navy.

Komlos, John. Height of Runaway Apprentices and Military Deserters in Colonial and Early Republican America, 1726-1825. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-01-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02959.v1

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1726 -- 1825

The data are provided as SPSS portable files.

This dataset is a companion study of DESCRIPTORS AND MEASUREMENTS OF THE HEIGHT OF RUNAWAY SLAVES AND INDENTURED SERVANTS IN THE UNITED STATES, 1700-1850 (ICPSR 9721).

newspapers in the United States

event/transaction data

2000-10-18

2006-01-18

2006-01-18 File CB2959.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

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