research data . Dataset . 1984

New Orleans Slave Sale Sample, 1804-1862

Fogel, Robert W.; Engerman, Stanley L.;
  • Published: 11 May 1984
  • Publisher: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
This study includes data on slave sales that occurred on the New Orleans slave market between 1804-1862. For each sale, information was recorded on the date of the sale, the number of slaves on the invoice, the geographical origin of the buyer and seller, the sale price, and characteristics of the slaves sold (age, sex, family relationship, and occupation). The information presented for each transaction was obtained from the notarized bills of sale in the New Orleans Notarial Archival Office. These bills often contained information on several persons who were sold in a group or as a "lot." Whenever feasible, sale and personal characteristics of individuals appea...
free text keywords: African Americans, Antebellum South (USA), history, nineteenth century, slave labor, slave ownership, slave populations, slave sales, slavery, Southern United States
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