New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861

Slave sales recorded by the New Orleans register of conveyance, October 1856 to August 1861

These data were collected from the office of the Orleans parish Civil Clerk of Court. The sample includes all slave sales recorded by the register of conveyance from October 1856 to August 1861. The construction of the dataset is similar to that employed previously by Fogel and Engerman (1976). The unit of observation is the individual with the exception of children who were bundled with their mothers.

(66 columns, 14713 rows)

Examples

Basic Examples

Retrieve the ResourceObject:

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ResourceObject["New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861"]
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View the data:

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ResourceData["New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861"]
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Visualization

Diagram the number of slaves by their age when sold:

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Histogram[
 Transpose[
  ResourceData["New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861"][All, {"Age"}]], 
 AxesLabel -> {"Age", "Number of slaves"}]
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Compare the number and age of slaves by gender when sold:

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PairedHistogram[
 Labeled[Normal@
   ResourceData["New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861"][
     Select[#"Sex" === "M" &]][All, "Age"], "Male"], 
 Labeled[Normal@
   ResourceData["New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861"][
     Select[#"Sex" === "F" &]][All, "Age"], "Female"], 
 AxesLabel -> {"Number of slaves", "Age"}]
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Wolfram Research, "New Orleans Slave Sales 1856-1861" from the Wolfram Data Repository. (2016) https://doi.org/10.24097/wolfram.21104.data

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