From the CORGIS Dataset ProjectBy Ryan Whitcomb (email@example.com)
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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.