Category: Resources

Resource: Replication data for “New York Burning: Liberty, Slavery, and Conspiracy in Eighteenth-Century Manhattan” by Jill Lepore

This database contains demographic information about the City of New York in the 1730s and 1740s. I compiled this data for my research into an alleged slave rebellion in 1741. Data in this dataverse is largely taken from the legal proceedings, especially Daniel Horsmanden’s JOURNAL OF THE PROCEEDINGS, published in 1744. For more information about the data, please see the various appendices published at the end of my book NEW YORK BURNING, and also on this website. Appendix A is a summary of the data, and of my research methods.

Resource: ThreadMill 0.1: Social Accounting for Message Thread Collections

The Social Media Research Foundation is pleased to announce the immediate availability of ThreadMill 0.1.  ThreadMill is a free and open application that consumes message thread data and produces reports about each author, thread, forum, and board along with visualizations of the patterns of connection and activity.  ThreadMill is written in Ruby, and depends on MongoDB, SinatraRB, HAML, and Flash to collect, analyze, and report data about collections of conversation threads.