Overview

This dataset has financial records of New Orleans slave sales, 1856-1861. There are almost 16,000 sales recorded in this dataset.

Calomiris, Charles W., and Jonathan Pritchett. 2016. "Betting on Secession: Quantifying Political Events Surrounding Slavery and the Civil War." American Economic Review, 106(1): 1-23.

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Usage

This library has 1 function you can use.
(require "slavery.rkt")
(get-transaction false)
Additionally, some of the functions can optionally return Big Data using an extra argument. If you use this Big Data, it may be much slower. Wait until you are sure your code is correct before using these examples.
(require "slavery.rkt")
; These may be slow!
(get-transaction true)

Documentation

 get-transaction(test)

Returns a list of the transactions in the database.