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About that map: I was moved to re-locate a reference to the 1850 census. A few years ago, '12-'13? I came across a digital folio at Census or National Archive that compiled cartography, demography, and GNP stats by commodity by state. The drawings are beautiful, speaking of aesthetic.

Now, I'm having trouble recollecting the link from my local files (I'll get to that later). The search engines are giving me trouble serving "1850 GNP". Why is that odd? The term "GDP" didn't exist until Kuznets invented this econometry in the 1920s. The search engines want to serve me all sorts of white paper tripe published in the last 30 years, purporting to restate or analyze GDP[!], 1800-1890. (Did you know records of the 1890 census were destroyed by fire within the decade proceeding? Funny, that. I just found out a coincidence. According to historian Chas. Beard, Treasury bond records sold/redeemed under the 1st administration were destroyed by fire, too!)

So I get into the hot, NEW! Census Bureau website design. COME TO FIND OUT, front-end of the database has been profoundly arranged by "subject" (check out that list!) to deliver personal ephemera and "Americana" artifacts. Chief among services supporting "visitors"? Genealogy look-up tables and commercial vendors. Why is this a significant modification to knowledge management?

It's a set up, slick and insidious, for policy change coming down the pipe: citizenship and reparation. Mark my words.

Anyhoo, 1850 Census: The Seventh Census of the United States (pub. 1853), "curated"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 06:28:44 PM EST
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Interesting!

Rewriting history Pax Americana ...

1850 Census: The Seventh Census of the United States | Hathi Trust |

There should be sufficient original papers archived.

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The New Left and American Foreign Policy during the Age of Normalcy: A Re-Examination
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The pendulum swings, the US is in an age of hostilities, aggression and civil unrest ...

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 07:15:08 PM EST
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En leiu of GDP you might investigate tariffs and trade in that period. 'The Harmony of Interests' by Henry Cary has some contemporary data on these matters. As Polanyi noted, economics did not properly apply to the 19th Century USA, as economics was then conceived as the science of the allocation of scarce resources to various competing ends, while land, labor and money were essentially free. Land was free due to the availability of vast tracts for homesteading until the 1890s, labor was abundant and cheap due to the constant flow of immigrants, and money could be dug from the earth in the form of gold and silver.

Of course the benefits of these factors accrued primarily to white males with the wealthy benefiting disproportionately, as always. How these considerations applied could become quite complex and law was a sometime thing.

"It is not necessary to have hope in order to persevere."

by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 07:36:24 PM EST
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Thanks. I meant, GNP; GNP is subject of the title. I want to retrieve a specific document --containing color plates-- that I reviewed once before. It's the color plates that I wanted at first to share with Oui.

I downloaded and read a lot of 1850, 1930, and 1940 and certain supplementals during my sentence in the CA Cohort. Beside the fact that these primary sources are auspicious  US Americican records --on a policy basis-- fact checking that lot was a 24hr job.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 08:38:02 PM EST
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Reynolds's political map of the United States

Large map - Freedom vs. Slavery : Comparison of the chief statistics of the free states and of the slave states, according to the U.S. census of 1850

[Source: The African American Odyssey: A Quest for Full Citizenship]

1800s-1850s: Expansion of slavery in the U.S.

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 10:00:50 PM EST
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I'm feeling embarrassed now, even a little more demented than usual, to have led you down a rabbit hole.

I'll think of it eventually.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Nov 9th, 2018 at 11:38:52 PM EST
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