US Newspapers in the American South, 1869-1896 (ICPSR 35513)

Published: Dec 10, 2014 View help for published

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Matthew Gentzkow, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research; Nathan Petek, University of Chicago; Jesse Shapiro, University of Chicago, and National Bureau of Economic Research; Michael Sinkinson, University of Pennsylvania. The Wharton School

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35513.v1

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The US Newspapers in the American South, 1869-1896 data collection contains the number and circulation of non-daily newspapers in each of the 11 former Confederate States of America in 1869 and every presidential year between 1872 and 1896, inclusive. The raw data come from two annual directories of US newspapers: George P. Rowell and Company's (Rowell's) American Newspaper Directory (1869-1876) and N.W. Ayer and Son's (Ayer's) American Newspaper Annual (1880-1896). Variables in this collection include newspaper names, year established, political party affiliation, subscription price, and language.

Gentzkow, Matthew, Petek, Nathan, Shapiro, Jesse, and Sinkinson, Michael. US Newspapers in the American South, 1869-1896. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-12-10. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35513.v1

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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
1869 -- 1896
2011-08

These data supplement the panel of US daily newspapers in ICPSR 30261 entitled "United States Newspaper Panel, 1869-2004."

A newspaper was considered to be a non-daily if it circulates fewer than 4 weekdays each week. Each newspaper is associated with a city. An automated script was used to match city names over time, in some cases grouping cities together to ensure a stable geographic concept.

George P. Rowell and Company's (Rowell's) American Newspaper Directory (1860-1876) and N.W. Ayer and Son's (Ayer's) American Newspaper Annual (1880-1928)

Cross-sectional

Non-daily newspapers in the 11 former Confederate States of America from 1869 to 1896

newspaper

N.W. Ayer and Son's (Ayer's) American Newspaper Annual(1880-1896)

George P. Rowell and Company's (Rowell's) American Newspaper Directory (1869-1876)

administrative records data, aggregate data

2014-12-10

2014-12-10

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:
  • Gentzkow, Matthew, Nathan Petek, Jesse Shapiro, and Michael Sinkinson. US Newspapers in the American South, 1869-1896. ICPSR35513-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-12-10. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35513.v1

2014-12-10 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

The data is not weighted and there are no weight variables included in the data set.

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

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