U.S. 6th Census 1840 "colored persons" slaves "Insane & Idiots" listed rare bookBrian DiMambro- Antiquarian Books, Maps & Prints
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Sixth Census or Enumeration of the Inhabitants of the United States as Corrected at the Department of State, in 1840.
1841, Washington, Printed by Blair and Rives. pp.477; index/ errata leaf.
Book measures: 18 1/4" H X 11 3/4" W.
Large heavy volume.
Rebound in plain buckram with gilt lettered spine title (1965 stamp from bindery), contents clean, tight and sound. Old damp staining to title page and a few other pages scattered throughout.
Of note for the extensive breakdown of the population by age groups in every single state, county and district by Free White Males & Females, Slaves by male & female and "Free Colored Persons", again by male and female. Also noted are blind and deaf people as well as a separate category for "insane and idiots" within each population as well.