Download 1850-1860 Slave PUMS samples
The 1850-1860 Slave PUMS samples are available below as compressed ASCII text. The data files can be decompressed with various free utilities. The command files below will read any of the five datasets into SPSS, SAS, or Stata.
1860 Auxillary command files are available for SPSS (slaveaux.sps), SAS (slaveaux.sas), and Stata (slaveaux.dct and slaveaux.do).
Slaves and slaveholders in the 1850 IPUMS
The following file identifies all individuals in the 1850 IPUMS sample as slaveholders or non-slaveholders. For slaveholding households, this dataset also includes all available data on the individual slaves present in their households. The SERIAL and PERNUM variables make it possible to link this dataset to the 1850 IPUMS sample of the Free Population, available via the IPUMS-USA data extract system. The dataset is available as an ASCII file (slave1850.dat), and command files are available for SPSS (slave1850.sps), SAS (slave1850.sas), and Stata (slave1850.dct and slave1850.do).
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