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New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862 [electronic resource] Robert W. Fogel, Stanley L. Engerman.

Publication:
Ann Arbor, Mich. : Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1984.
Format/Description:
Datafile
1 online resource.
Edition:
ICPSR ed
Series:
ICPSR (Series) ; 7423.
ICPSR 7423
Economics of American Negro Slavery Series 7423
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Subjects:
Slave trade -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Statistics.
Slavery -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Statistics.
System Details:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Summary:
This study includes data on slave sales that occurred on the New Orleans slave market between 1804-1862. For each sale, information was recorded on the date of the sale, the number of slaves on the invoice, the geographical origin of the buyer and seller, the sale price, and characteristics of the slaves sold (age, sex, family relationship, and occupation). The information presented for each transaction was obtained from the notarized bills of sale in the New Orleans Notarial Archival Office. These bills often contained information on several persons who were sold in a group or as a "lot." Whenever feasible, sale and personal characteristics of individuals appearing in such groups were entered on separate records. This was usually done when separate sale prices were recorded for each member of the group. When separate prices were not recorded for children sold in a group, information describing those children was attached to the record of a principal slave with whom they were associated on the original bill of sale.... Cf.: http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07423
Contents:
Part 1: Data File
Notes:
Title from ICPSR DDI metadata of 2004-10-30.
Start: 1804; and end: 1862.
Contributor:
Fogel, Robert William.
Engerman, Stanley L.
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research.
Access Restriction:
Restricted for use by site license.