An Introduction to the Dataset

The dataset I am working with is a compilation of slave sale records collected from the office of the Orleans parish Civil Clerk of Court from between October 1856 to August 1861. The dataset itself is compiled mainly of names for who recorded the sale, who the seller was, who the buyer was, who the slave was as well as how many slaves were sold together, the price of the transaction, date, and more information about these individuals as well as the payment process. It has more than 14 thousand slave sale records and was compiled by Jonathan Pritchett, I found it on and the original version of the dataset can be found by clicking here. The final version of my dataset can be found here.

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