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Potential Project Description for 2011-12

 

Title: Alabama after the Civil War
Domain Expert: Michael Fitzgerald (History)

Professor Michael Fitzgerald is soliciting assistance for his current book project, a full-scale history of Alabama during the Civil War and Reconstruction era. The statistical work will primarily involve analysis of Alabama data from the University of Minnesota's huge public use demographic history project, a 1% sample of the entire US manuscript census. We will be examining demographic data relevant to the author's research on the Ku Klux Klan, emancipation and black suffrage, railroad and economic development efforts. There will also be some detailed analysis of voting returns for what can be determined of the social basis of Reconstruction politics.