Data Critiques

Data Critique: Slave Sales and Appraisals, 1775-1865

Slave Sales and Appraisals, 1775-1865 is a spreadsheet created by Robert W. Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman from the University of Rochester.  Utilizing probate records of slave sales and appraisals from eight southern U.S. states, currently housed at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Genealogical Society Library, Fogel and Engerman have compiled the information from these primary sources into an easily readable data set.

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One Comment

  • Maeve Kane

    Nota bene, the LDS library only holds microfilm of the records, not the records themselves. The probate records are held by other institutions throughout the country.