More Committeemen Analysis

Count of Social Social      
Petition Church Member Freeholder Householder Grand Total
Anti-P 26.67% 6.67% 66.67% 100.00%
NoS 0.00% 0.00% 100.00% 100.00%
Pro-P 76.92% 0.00% 23.08% 100.00%
Grand Total 45.16% 3.23% 51.61% 100.00%
Committeemen Political and Social Percentiles

Varying features of pivot tables can yield addition insight into the interplay of factionalism and social position among Salem Village's thirty-one committeemen. For example, when constructing a pivot table for committeemen, users can highlight the percentile relationship of social position within each faction by double-clicking the "Count of Social" icon in the "Layout" window; click the "Options" button, and choose "% row" instead of "normal data" in the "Show data as:" window. The resulting table shows that two-thirds (66.67%) of the fifteen anti-Parris committeemen holding office between 1685 and 1698 were householders. On the other hand, less than one-quarter (23.08%) of pro-Parris committeemen during the same period were householders; more than three-quarters (76.92%) were members of the Salem Village church.

Similarly, the category icons can be re-arranged in the "Layout" window by choosing the "Social" icon for Row, the "Petition" icon for Column, and "Count of Petition" for the data field.

Count of Petition Petition      
Social Anti-P NoS Pro-P Grand Total
Church Member 4   10 14
Freeholder 1 1
Householder 10 3 3 16
Grand Total 15 3 13 31
Pivot Table for Pro-Parris Petitioners

Presenting the data this way emphasizes the total number of committeemen connected to each faction. It shows that of the thirty-one individual committeemen who held office, a plurality were associated with the anti-Parris group; it does not indicate how many terms each member served.

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