A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America

A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America

by Patricia Cline Cohen
     
 

Now back in print, A Calculating People reveals how numeracy profoundly shaped the character of society in the early republic and provides a wholly original perspective on the development of modern America.See more details below

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Now back in print, A Calculating People reveals how numeracy profoundly shaped the character of society in the early republic and provides a wholly original perspective on the development of modern America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415925785
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/25/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the New Edition
Introduction3
1Numeracy in Seventeenth-Century England15
2Colonial Counting47
3Patterns and Providence81
4Republican Arithmetic116
5Statistics and the State150
6The Census of 1840175
Conclusion205
Notes227
Index265

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