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Spring 2021 reference (research) help:
Historical Statistics of the United States: earliest times to the present - Ref HA 202 .H57 2006 (5 vols.)
Revised update to Historical Statistics of the United States: Colonial Times to 1970, Bicentennial ed. Washington U.S. Dept. of Commerce:GPO Includes bibliographic references and index,illustrated with maps, updates previous publishing with U.S. Census 2000 data.
Datapedia of the United States, 1790-2000 - Ref HA 202 .K87 2004
Offers tables of data year-by-year on population, health, migration, labor, national income and wealth, consumer income and expenditures, social statistics, agriculture, manufacturing, communications, government, and more.
International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia, and Oceania - Ref HA 4675 .M55 2007
Offers a wide variety of comparative historical statistics on population, labor force, agriculture, industry, trade, transport and communications, finance, rices, education, and national accounts.
International Historical Statistics: Europe - Ref HA 1107 .M55 2007
Comparative historical statistics for Europe.
International Historical Statistics: The Americas: 1750-2005 - Ref HA 175 .M55 2007
Offers time-series statistics on population, labor force, agriculture, industry, external trade, transport and communications, finance, prices, education, and national accounts. Other volumes in this series cover Africa, Asia, Oceania (HA 4675 .M553 2007) and Europe (Ref HA 1107 .M5 2007).
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