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Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860

Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860

by Clayton E. Cramer


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An excellent resource on the changing population distribution of antebellum Black Americans, this book covers census data by region and state. Two-thirds of the book consists of tables and graphs providing dimensional representations of black populations, both free and slave, in pre-Civil War America. The book opens with a discussion of the limitations of the census data, then goes on to provide an overview of the progress of manumission, abolition, and restrictions on black migration. The book also examines the 1840 census controversy. It will be a particularly useful resource for scholars concerned with changes in the black population.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313302435
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/30/1997
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile: 1580L (what's this?)

About the Author

CLAYTON E. CRAMER is a graduate student at Sonoma State University. He has published extensively in the areas of history and criminology and is the author of For the Defense of Themselves and the State: The Original Intent and Judicial Interpretation of the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (Praeger, 1994) and By the Din and Flaring Lamps: The Civil War Diary of Samuel McIlvaine (1990).

Table of Contents


Limitations of Census Data



Internal Immigration Restrictions

Disabilities, Slave-Dumping, and the 1840 Census

International Black Migration



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Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
eabradfo on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Excellent source for demographic data concerning African Americans, both free and slave before the Civil War. I have used this book in a lot of research I do on free African Americans before the Civil War in North Carolina. There are a lot of charts and graphs and the information comes from the census, taken every 10 years beginning in 1790.