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African American Studies: Data

Primary and selected secondary sources for research in African American Studies at Princeton University.

Data

Black Americans: A Statistical Sourcebook.  Boulder, Colo.: Numbers & Concepts, c1990-. (DR) E185.86.B52563

BlackDemographics.com 

The Forced Migration of Enslaved People in the United States.  Has demographic data on the movement of people within the United States between 1810-1860

National Survey of Black Americans Series

Negro Year Book: An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro. Nashville: Sunday School Union Print, 1912-1952. (F) E185.5 N41 Location has: 1912, 1914/15, 1918/19, 1921/22, 1925/26, 1931/32, 1937/38, 1941/46, 1952; (ReCapMicrofilm 04543 1918, 1925/26

Pew Research Center - African Americans

Pew Research Center - Race and Ethnicity

Race Data - U.S. Census Bureau - Annual Social and Economic Supplement to the Current Population Survey (CPS)

Race in America: Tracking 50 Years of Demographic Trends

Resource Center for Minority Data

State of Black America

Statistical record of Black America.  Detroit, Mich.: Gale Research Inc., 1990-.  (F) E185.86 .S725

Tables showing the number of emigrants and recaptured Africans sent to the colony of Liberia by the government of the United States [electronic resource] : also, the number of emigrants free born, number that purchased their freedom, number emancipated, &c. : together with a census of the colony and a report of its commerce, &c.,September 1843. Washington [DC]:[s.n.], 1845.

The U.S. Bureau of the Census.  Census of Population and Housing. Digitized decennial census reports, 1890-2010.

Data and Statistical Services

Data and Statistical Services   
Highlights of the microdata collections at Princeton University. 

Historical data

Black demographic data, 1790-1860: a sourcebook, by Clayton E. Cramer.  Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1997

Distribution of Slaves in 1860

Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals by Race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, for Large Cities and other Urban Places in the United States

Historical Statistics of Black America, compiled and edited by Jessie Carney Smith and Carrell Peterson Horton.  New York: Gale Research, c1995. (F) E185.H543 1995

Historical statistics of the United States Millennial Edition  (Colonial Period to 2000)

Negro Population in the United States, 1790-1915.  New York, Arno Press, 1968. (F) (Stokes)HA205.A33 1968 

Negro Year Book: An Annual Encyclopedia of the Negro. Nashville: Sunday School Union Print, 1912-1952. (F) E185.5 N41 Location has: 1912, 1914/15, 1918/19, 1921/22, 1925/26, 1931/32, 1937/38, 1941/46, 1952; (ReCap) Microfilm 04543 1918, 1925/26

The U.S. Bureau of the Census.  Census of Population and Housing. Digitized decennial census reports, 1890-2010.

University of Virginia Library.  Historical Census Browser  “The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.”

The Labor Force in Recovery

Special statistical reports produced by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL):

The African American Labor Force in the Recovery  

Women's Employment During the Recovery

Poverty

American FactFinder 

BlackDemographics.com. Poverty

Child Welfare Information Gateway 

Economic Policy Institute.  The State of Working America, 12th ed.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Poverty Rate by Race/Ethnicity

University of Michigan.  National Poverty Center

University of Virginia Library.  Historical Census Browser  “The data and terminology presented in the Historical Census Browser are drawn directly from historical volumes of the U.S. Census of Population and Housing.”

Librarian for History and African American Studies