Indiana Voter: Nineteenth Century Rural Bases of Partisanship, 1870 (ICPSR 30)

Published: Mar 25, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Melvyn A. Hammarberg

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This data collection contains information on adult males living in nine counties of Indiana in 1870. The variables provide individual-level demographic information, such as county and township of residence, age, race, place of birth, parents' place of birth, status within the family, occupation, religious affiliation, and literacy level. Other variables provide information on the individual's and the family's real and total wealth, respectively, political party affiliation of the individual, disability condition, number of years the individual lived in Indiana, and percentage of life spent in Indiana.

Hammarberg, Melvyn A. Indiana Voter: Nineteenth Century Rural Bases of Partisanship, 1870. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-03-25.

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Adult males living in nine central counties in Indiana in 1870.

(1) United States Census of 1870, and (2) 1874 PEOPLE'S GUIDE

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