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American Civil War and Reconstruction: Historical Statistics

Selected resources for AMH 4930, Senior Seminar, Dr. Sean Adams

Statistical Guides in Print

A Century of Population Growth: From the 1st Census of the United States to the 12th, 1790-1900.  Washington, DC:  U. S. Bureau of the Census, 1909.
    SCIENCE LIBRARY          
       Government Documents     C   3.2:P81
        Includes data on sex, age, race, family, children, surnames, slaves, nationality and foreign birth, migration, occupations, and wealth.

Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2000: America Year by YearBy George Thomas Kurian. Lanham, MD: Bernan Press, 1994.
        SCIENCE LIBRARY           
           Government Documents (reference)   HA  202 .K871 1994

Historical Statistics of Black America Ed. Jessie Carney Smith and Carrell Peterson Horton. 2 vols.  New York: Gale Research, 1995.
     LIBRARY WEST 
        Reference    E185 .H543 1995
    Statistics on population, agriculture, education, labor, crime and law enforcement, family, religion, vital statistics, housing, and other topics such as slavery and lynchings.

Historical Statistics of the States of the United States: Two Centuries of the Census, 1790-1990 Compiled by Donald B. Dodd.  Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.
    LIBRARY WEST           
      Reference     HA  214 .D63 1993

Historical Statistics of the United States, Colonial Times to 1970.  2 vols.  Washington: U. S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1975.
     LIBRARY WEST           
       Reference    HA  202 .B87 1975

International Historical Statistics : the Americas, 1750-1993.  Compiled by B. R. Mitchell.
4th ed.  New York : Stockton Press, 1998.
   LIBRARY WEST            
     Reference        HA  175 .M55x 1998
     Statistics on population, labor, industry, trade, finance, education, agriculture, price indexes and other topics.

Population Abstract of the United States. Ed. Donna Andriot.  McLean, VA: Documents Index, Inc., 1983.
   SCIENCE LIBRARY           
     Government Documents     HA  202 .P671 1993
     Each state section has a brief history of the state and the historical population totals for state, counties, and cities from 1980 back to the earliest census.

The Population of the United States: Historical Trends and Future Projections.  By Donald J. Bogue.  New York: Free Press, 1985.
    LIBRARY WEST           
      Reference     HB  3505 .B63 1985

Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, DC:  U. S. Bureau of the Census. 1878-.
   LIBRARY WEST           
    Reference      HA  202 .U5

VALUE OF A DOLLAR:  PRINT SOURCE

The Value of a Dollar, Prices and Income in the United States, 1860-1999. Lakeville, CT: Grey House, 1999.
   LIBRARY WEST           
     Business Reference     HB  235.U6 V35x 1999
    Arranged by time period, this source gives data on investments, income for selected/standard jobs, and food and other commodity prices.

Online Statistical Guides

Historical Census Browser

Data and terminology are drawn from the U.S. Census of Population and Housing, Geospatial and Statistical Data Center, University of Virginia.

Measuring America: The Decennial Censuses from 1790 to 2000

Decennial Censuses:

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Statistical Abstract of the United States (Census Bureau)

Digest of major statistics from many U.S. agencies including the Census Bureau since 1878.

EH.net (European Economic History Services)         

Supported by Economic History Association, and contains economic-historical data for various countries, mainly Britain and USA, for example interest rates in USA 1790-2001, the purchasing power of the British pound 1264-2004, and the exchange rate between dollar and pound 1791-2004.

National Historical Geographic Information System  ( NHGIS)

Provides aggregate census data and GIS-compatible boundary files for the United States,1790 -- 2000.

VALUE OF A DOLLAR: ONLINE SOURCES:

DollarTimes.com | Inflation Calculator

How Much Is That? | Economic History Services

Inflation Calculator | Find US Dollar's Value from 1913-2012

Measuring Worth - Measures of worth, inflation rates, saving

The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

The Shrinking Value of the Dollar — Infoplease.com

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