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The American Census: A Social History, Second Edition / Edition 2
     

The American Census: A Social History, Second Edition / Edition 2

by Margo J. Anderson
 

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ISBN-10: 0300195427

ISBN-13: 9780300195422

Pub. Date: 08/25/2015

Publisher: Yale University Press

This book is the first social history of the census from its origins to the present and has become the standard history of the population census in the United States. The second edition has been updated to trace census developments since 1980, including the undercount controversies, the arrival of the American Community Survey, and innovations of the digital age.

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This book is the first social history of the census from its origins to the present and has become the standard history of the population census in the United States. The second edition has been updated to trace census developments since 1980, including the undercount controversies, the arrival of the American Community Survey, and innovations of the digital age. Margo J. Anderson’s scholarly text effectively bridges the fields of history and public policy, demonstrating how the census both reflects the country’s extraordinary demographic character and constitutes an influential tool for policy making. Her book is essential reading for all those who use census data, historical or current, in their studies or work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300195422
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Edition description:
2
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 3.30(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgments, ix,
Introduction, 1,
CHAPTER 1. The Census and the New Nation: Apportionment, Congress, and the Progress of the United States, 7,
CHAPTER 2. Sectional Crisis and Census Reform in the 1850s, 40,
CHAPTER 3. Counting Slaves and Freedmen: War and Reconstruction by the Numbers, 64,
CHAPTER 4. The Census and Industrial America in the Gilded Age, 86,
CHAPTER 5. Building the Federal Statistical System in the Early Twentieth Century, 115,
CHAPTER 6. The Tribal Twenties: National Origins, Malapportionment, and Cheating by the Numbers, 133,
CHAPTER 7. Counting the Unemployed and the Crisis of the Great Depression, 156,
CHAPTER 8. War, Welfare, and the Census: Statistics for the American Century, 185,
CHAPTER 9. Reapportionment, Funds Allocations, and the Census, 209,
CHAPTER 10. Census Undercount and the Politics of Counting, 1970–1980, 224,
CHAPTER 11. The Undercount Controversies Continue, 239,
CHAPTER 12. The Census and the American Community Survey, 251,
Conclusion, 266,
Appendix 1. US Population and Area, 1790–2010, 273,
Appendix 2. Growth and Cost of the Decennial Census, 1790–2010, 274,
Appendix 3. Congressional Apportionment, 1789–2010, 276,
Appendix 4. Chronology of the States of the Union, 280,
Notes, 283,
Index, 325,

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