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The Magazine of Early American Datasets (MEAD) is an online repository of datasets compiled by historians of early North America. MEAD preserves and makes available these datasets in their original format and as comma-separated-value files (.csv). Each body of data is also accompanied by a codebook.

Co-directed by Billy G. Smith and Andy Schocket, and with contributions from Mitch Fraas, Nicholas Okrent, and Sarah Wipperman, MEAD has been the subject of a guest post on The Junto which was highlighted by Digital Humanities Now.

If you’re an early Americanist and have data, please submit! And if you’re interested in data that you might use for research on early America, head on over and check it out.

MEAD is sponsored by the McNeil Center of Early American Studies, and hosted by the University of Pennsylvania Libraries on Penn’s ScholarlyCommons, a Bepress platform.

MEAD provides sweet, intoxicating data for your investigations of early North America and the Atlantic World.