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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville

African American Studies: Statistical Sources

a guide to resources

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Statistical Sources

African Americans and the Color Line.  Washington, DC: Population Reference Bureau 
REF E185.86 .S856

Black Americans, a Statistical Sourcebook.  Boulder, CO: Numbers & Concepts, 2007-2009. REF E185.5 .B512

Historical Statistics of Black America. Compiled and edited by Jessie C. Smith and Carrell Horton. Detroit: Gale Research, 1995. REF E185. H543 1995 (2 volumes)

Negro Population in the United States 1790 - 1915REF HA 205 A3.3

Statistical Abstract of the United States (vols. 1924, 1941-present)  REF HA 202;

Statistical Record of Black America. Compiled and edited by Jessie C. Smith and Carrell Hotrod. Detroit: Gale Research. 1990--  REF E185.5 S83 

United States Census. The library owns various census reports.
1790-1900 census reports are shelved in Reference HA 201.
1970 –1990 census reports are shelved in the government documents area C 3.
2000 census reports are available online.  See American Factfinder.  

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