2011-05-23

Puerto Rico's Padrones, 1779-1802

The RCMD would like to announce the release of Puerto Rico's Padrones, 1779-1802 (ICPSR 30262). The padrones were born of a 1776 Royal Order requesting viceroys and executives of Capitanías Generales and Gobernaciones, such as Puerto Rico, to prepare reports on population, broken down by social status, race, and sex. The focus was the civilian population and, therefore, excludes the regular army troops. The series reports the population of Whites, Indians, free Mulattoes, free Blacks, Mulatto slaves and Black slaves for each of 30 partidos in all 23 years (producing a total of 690 observations). http://dx.doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR30262