Height of Free African Americans in Maryland, 1800-1864 (ICPSR 3422)

Published: Nov 4, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
John Komlos


Version V1

This data collection was designed to ascertain the nutritional status of free African Americans in Maryland during the early to mid-19th century. These data supply information on the person's age, sex, year of birth, height, county of birth, county of residence (where the Certificate of Freedom was granted), complexion, and whether the person was born free or was manumitted after birth. In some cases, the county in which the person grew up is also documented.

Komlos, John. Height of Free African Americans in Maryland, 1800-1864  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-04. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03422.v1

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1800 -- 1864


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Maryland State Archives, Certificates of Freedom from 1800-1864.

Free African Americans in Maryland from 1800-1864.

Maryland State Archives, Certificates of Freedom

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2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.


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