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Demographic dimensions of the New Republic : American interregional migration, vital statistics, and manumissions, 1800-1860 /
Peter D. McClelland and Richard J. Zeckhauser.
imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1982.
description
xiv, 222 p. : map ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521243092
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imprint
Cambridge [Cambridgeshire] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c1982.
isbn
0521243092
general note
Includes index.
catalogue key
2840084
 
Bibliography: p. 211-219.
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Summaries
Main Description
This book provides the first comprehensive and consistent analysis of vital statistics and migration patterns for the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War. It is anchored in the one available source for nationwide estimates, the decennial censuses. It attempts to provide, for black and white populations, a consistent set of estimates of birth and death rates, rates of natural increase, and net international and interregional flows. For the black population, it also estimates the changing pace of manumissions in the antebellum decades. The census estimates are also conditioned by a wide range of historical evidence, both quantitative and non-quantitative, ranging from evidence on slave smuggling to ship traffic during the War of 1812. The results are two-fold: a set of data and a set of questions suggested by the data that promise novel challenges for historians of the antebellum era.
Description for Library
This book provides the first comprehensive and consistent analysis of vital statistics and migration patterns for the United States between the Revolution and the Civil War. It is anchored in the one available source for nationwide estimates, the decennial censuses. It attempts to provide, for black and white populations, a consistent set of estimates of birth and death rates, rates of natural increase, and net international and interregional flows. For the black population, it also estimates the changing pace of manumissions in the antebellum decades.
Description for Bookstore
This book provides the first comprehensive and consistent analysis of American vital statistics and migration patterns upto the Civil War. It is anchored in the one available source for nationwide estimates, the decennial censuses. It attempts to provide, for black and white populations, a consistent set of estimates of birth and death rates, rates of natural increase, and net international and interregional flows.
Table of Contents
List of tables
Preface
Map 1
Introduction and summary
Migration model: closed population
Migration model: adjustments for international migration
Interregional migration estimates 1800-60
White population: birth rates, death rates, and rates of natural increase
Negro population: birth rates, death rates, rates of natural increase, and manumissions
Conclusions
Appendixes
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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