A Census of Slaves and Slaveholders



Statistical Profile of Slaves and Slaveholders in the United States in 1850






James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow (1820-1867)
Statistical view of the United States by J.D.B. DeBow, Superintendent of the United States Census
(Washington : A.O.P. Nicholson, Public Printer, 1854)

An anonymous gift to the Library of Harvard Medical School, 1934 

This condensation of the 1850 U.S. Census includes statistics on the number of slaves in each state with information on their ages, sex, and mortality along with a statistical profile of slaveholders. Before the Civil War, there were over three million slaves with just under 350,000 slaveholders.

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A Census of Slaves and Slaveholders