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African American Studies Resource Guide: U.S. Statistics
This guide provides selected information resources in support of BLKST / HST- 469: 'African American Life-Slave & Free.' These resources include both those useful to the study of historical events and those appropriate for researching current issues.
Online access available at the National Center for Health Statistics, 1975 - present.
This report, a good source of minority health statistics, is produced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services with data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Center for Health Statistics.
Includes data collected on demographics, vital statistics, health, education, elections, public opinion, law enforcement, labor force, and special topics such as Black owned firms and housing affordability.
"Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals By Race, 1790 to 1990, and By Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, For The United States, Regions, Divisions, and States" provides links to historic census tables, in PDF and Excel formats, along with a brief explanatory essay.
The Census Bureau website uses the American Factfinder section to generate reports on demand, based on user selected criteria. Users will be able to generate statistical tables relevant to specific racial groups.
"The Current Population Survey (CPS) is a monthly survey of households conducted by the Bureau of Census for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It provides a comprehensive body of data on the labor force, employment, unemployment, and persons not in the labor force."
This site from the National Library of Medicine includes news, research links, statistics, and information specific to age and gender groups. There is also a link that allows a quick search for recent articles (not full-text) in the Medline database. (Current Suffolk University students and faculty also have access to Medline as one of the Sawyer Library's subscription periodical databases.)
This is the online version of the Millennial edition of the Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present. (The 2006 print edition is available as well.) The sections on Population and Work & Welfare have significant portions relevant to African American history, and the section on Governance and International Relations includes information on the Confederate States.