Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860 available in Hardcover
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- ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
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.
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
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.