Population of the British Colonies in America Before 1776: A Survey of Census Data

Population of the British Colonies in America Before 1776: A Survey of Census Data

by Robert V. Wells
     
 

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In this book Robert V. Wells presents an exhaustive survey of recently discovered census data covering 21 American colonies between 1623 and 1775. He thus provides the first full-scale determination of basic demographic patterns in all parts of England's empire in America before 1776.

Following an examination of the adequacy of the censuses, the author describes

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In this book Robert V. Wells presents an exhaustive survey of recently discovered census data covering 21 American colonies between 1623 and 1775. He thus provides the first full-scale determination of basic demographic patterns in all parts of England's empire in America before 1776.

Following an examination of the adequacy of the censuses, the author describes the population patterns of each colony for which a census is available. He presents information on size and growth of population; race, age, and sex composition; degree of freedom; household size and composition; marital status; military manpower; and birth and death rates. He concludes by describing important variations in demographic patterns from one part of the empire to another and the possible significance of those differences.

Originally published in 1975.

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ISBN-13:
9780691046167
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
12/21/1975
Pages:
358

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