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Negro, Black and African-American Census Reports: 1860

Eighth Census - 1860

Overview - 1860 Census
Census Bureau

Index of Questions
Census Bureau 

Kennedy, J. C. G. (1864). Population of the United States in 1860: Compiled from the original returns of the eighth census under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. Washington: G.P.O.
Census Bureau 
Hathi Trust 
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Census of Population and Housing
Census Bureau 

Population of the United States in 1860; comp. from the original returns of the Eighth Census...
Title Page [PDF], Full Document [ZIP, 113.7 MB]

Agriculture of the United States in 1860; comp. from the original returns of the Eighth Census...
Title Page [PDF], Full Document [ZIP, 58.9 MB]

Manufactures of the United States in 1860; comp. from the original returns of the Eighth Census...
Title Page [PDF], Full Document [ZIP, 125.4 MB]

Statistics of the United States, (including mortality, property, &c.) in 1860; comp. from the original returns and being the final exhibit of the Eighth Census...
Title Page [PDF], Full Document [ZIP, 79.9 MB]

Preliminary report on the Eighth Census, 1860. 1862 (37-2, H. Ex doc 116)
Title Page [PDF], Full Document [ZIP, 44.2 MB]

Education of the Negro, 1869-1903. Office of Education.
Hathi Trust

United States., Cummings, J., & Hill, J. A. (1969). Negro population in the United States, 1790-1915. New York: Kraus Reprint. 844 pages. : illus., maps. Reprint of 1918 edition.
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WorldCat 

United States., & McKenney, N. D. R. (1979). The social and economic status of the Black population in the United States: An historical view, 1790-1978. Washington: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census. Current Population Reports, Special Studies, Series P-23, No. 80. 270 pages.
ERIC (full-text)
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Black Demographic Data, 1790-1860: A Sourcebook. Westport Conn: Greenwood Press. 
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Images

Census Bureau's headquarters

The Census Bureau's headquarters was located on 7th and F Streets, NW, in the U.S. Patent Office. This Greek Revival building now houses the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery and the National Collection of Fine Arts. (link)

City Point, Virginia. Negroes working along the wharf

City Point, Virginia. Negroes working along the wharf (link)

a log cabin with two African American men seated outside and an African American woman standing in the doorway

Photo shows a log cabin with two African American men seated outside and an African American woman standing in the doorway of a slave or sharecropper dwelling in Savannah, Georgia. (link)

Negroes leaving their home [by boat; Civil War] 1864

Negroes leaving their home [by boat; Civil War] 1864 (link)

map city population 1860
City population, 1860 (link)