Studies in American Historical Demography

Studies in American Historical Demography

Studies in Population

1st Edition - January 28, 1979

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  • Editor: Maris A. Vinovskis
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220529

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Studies in American Historical Demography is a collection of the best studies in American historical demography. The book discusses some methodological and conceptual considerations in the trends in American historical demography; the demographic history of colonial New England; and the marital migration in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the colonial and early federal periods. The text also describes the historical trends in parental power and marriage patterns in Hingham, Massachusetts; the use of demographic data that are, or may be, retrieved from colonial New England gravestones; and the mortality rates and trends in Massachusetts, Massachusetts. The estimates of the vital rates of the United States black population during the 19th century; the two-parent household; as well as the differential fertility in Madison County, New York, 1865 are also considered. The book further tackles the socioeconomic determinants of interstate fertility differentials in the United States in 1850 and 1860; cohorts of native born Massachusetts women, 1830-1920; and the demographic change and the life cycle of American families. Historians, demographers, anthropologists, economists, and sociologists will find the book invaluable.

Table of Contents

  • Contributors


    Recent Trends in American Historical Demography: Some Methodological and Conceptual Considerations

    The Demographic History of Colonial New England

    Notes on Life in Plymouth Colony

    Family Structure in Seventeenth-Century Andover, Massachusetts

    Families in Colonial Bristol, Rhode Island: An Exercise in Historical Demography

    Premarital Pregnancy in America, 1640-1971: An Overview and Interpretation

    Marital Migration in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the Colonial and Early Federal Periods

    Parental Power and Marriage Patterns: An Analysis of Historical Trends in Hingham, Massachusetts

    Family Size and Fertility Control in Eighteenth-Century America: A Study of Quaker Families

    Angels' Heads and Weeping Willows: Death in Early America

    Colonial Gravestones and Demography

    Mortality Rates and Trends in Massachusetts Before 1860

    The Virginia Muster of 1624/5 as a Source for Demographic History

    Of Agues and Fevers: Malaria in the Early Chesapeake

    The Maryland Slave Population, 1658 to 1730: A Demographic Profile of Blacks in Four Counties

    New Estimates of the Vital Rates of the United States Black Population during the Nineteenth Century

    The Two-Parent Household: Black Family Structure in Late Nineteenth-Century Boston

    Does Human Fertility Adjust to the Environment?

    Family Limitation and Age at Marriage: Fertility Decline in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, 1730-1850

    Family and Fertility on the Indiana Frontier,

    Differential Fertility in Madison County, New York, 1865

    Socioeconomic Determinants of Interstate Fertility Differentials in the United States in 1850 and 1860

    Marital Fertility, Ethnicity, and Occupation in Urban Families: An Analysis of South Boston and South End in 1880

    A Study of Cohort Life Cycles: Cohorts of Native-Born Massachusetts Women, 1830-1920

    American Demographic Change and the Life Cycle of American Families

Product details

  • No. of pages: 542
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1979
  • Published: January 28, 1979
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483220529

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Maris A. Vinovskis

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