Electoral and Demographic Data, 1848-1876: Massachusetts (ICPSR 8242)

Published: Nov 20, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
Dale Baum


Version V2

This data collection contains electoral and demographic data for Massachusetts counties and cities during 1848-1876. The data for this collection were compiled to study electoral changes in Massachusetts politics during the Civil War period and to link the changes to socioeconomic determinants of support for the Republican and Democratic parties. Specific variables include number of voters for specific years and demographic information such as number of males and females and number of males employed in certain trades. Electoral data consists of election results.

Baum, Dale. Electoral and Demographic Data, 1848-1876:  Massachusetts. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-11-20. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08242.v2

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1848 -- 1876

1974 -- 1978

Information about all Massachusetts cities and towns from 1848-1876, taken from from election returns, data from Massachusetts state censuses, Massachusetts General Court reports, data from the Archives of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and data from the Massachusetts Bureau of Labor Statistics.

election returns, 1855, 1865, and 1875 Massachusetts state censuses, Massachusetts General Court reports, Archives of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, and Massachusetts Bureau of Labor Statistics

event/transaction data



2009-11-20 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.

1984-07-16 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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


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

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