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 Posted: Tue Aug 15th, 2006 10:16 pm
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The July 4, 2005 issue of Time Magazine had a fantastic graphic concerning slavery in 1860. I cut it out and use it frequently at work. It can be found online at

There is an error in the online version. On the first graphic, the block on the lower left that shows the totals of 1860. The lower right pie chart states the 7.6% owned slaves. The actual figure from the magazine (and the 1860 census) was 30.8%. Also the online graphic does not list the sources for the figures.

Census Bureau, Population of the United States in 1860; Map Guide to the U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1920 by William Thorndale and William Dollarhide; Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research; University of Virginia; estimates on slave imports from The Slave Trade, by Hugh Thomas, 1997 (Simon & Schuster).

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