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A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America
     

A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America

by Patricia Cline Cohen
 

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ISBN-10: 0415925789

ISBN-13: 9780415925785

Pub. Date: 11/25/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.

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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:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Numeracy in Seventeenth-Century England

2. Colonial Counting

3. Patterns and Providence

4. Republican Arithmetic

5. Statistics and the State

6. The Census of 1840

Conclusion

Notes

Index

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