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Prices and Wages by Decade: 1860-1869

Links to U. S. government documents listing retail prices for typical consumer purchases, and wages for common occupations. All data is for the United States unless specifically indicated.

Wages, 1860-1869

FARM WAGES

SCHOOL TEACHER WAGES

MORE SALARY AND WAGE REPORTS FROM STATE AND LOCAL SOURCES

Wages in foreign countries - 1860s

Prices, 1860-1869

Cost of attending college, 1860s

Until we locate a government source listing college cost averages, we will list expenses for individual colleges as we find them.  These are publications direct from the colleges; they are not government documents.

Prices in Foreign Countries, 1860-1869

Timeline -- Major Economic Events of the 1860s

Taken from a 75-year graphical timeline of financial events in America, the links below each lead to a single year on the chart.  To see the full chart in context, go to the St. Louis Federal Reserve website.

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