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US Census Resources: Historical Census Data

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American Census (1790-present)

Slave Map

"In 1861, in an attempt to raise money for sick and wounded soldiers, the Census Office produced and sold a map that showed the population distribution of slaves in the southern United States. Based on data from the 1860 census, this map was the Census Office's first attempt to map population density."
[Source: US Census Bureau]