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Statistical Abstract of the United States. Washington, DC:  U. S. Bureau of the Census. 1878-.

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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 Call no: HA  202 .B87 1975

Historical Statistics of Black America.  Ed. Jessie Carney Smith and Carrell Peterson Horton. 2 vols.  New York: Gale Research, 1995.  LIBRARY WEST  Reference Call no: 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.

International Historical Statistics : the Americas, 1750-1993.  Compiled by B. R. Mitchell.
4th ed.  New York : Stockton Press, 1998. UF SMATHERS, Latin America General Collection Call no: HA  175 .M55x 1998.
Statistics on population, labor, industry, trade, finance, education, agriculture, price indexes and other topics.

The Value of a Dollar, Prices and Income in the United States, 1860-1999. Lakeville, CT: Grey House, 2009. LIBRARY WEST Reference Call no: HB  235.U6 V35x 2009.

Arranged by time period, this source gives data on investments, income for selected/standard jobs, and food and other commodity prices.

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