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Historical Statistics Research Guide

About this guide

This guide focuses on historical statistics and data, aiming to cover from 1790 to the present day. It focuses on sources that answer questions such as, "What was one of the major causes of death between 1900 and 1910?" or "How many people were living in the United States in 1850?" As you explore the guide, it is important to note that some information might not exist; it’s possible the data wasn’t collected or preserved. This guide is here to help you with your search, as there is still plenty of historical information available.

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This guide was created by Kathleen O'Donovan as part of a Public History Internship for Western Carolina University.