The American Census: A Social History

The American Census: A Social History

by Margo J. Anderson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780300040142
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 08/01/1988
Pages: 272

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Acknowledgments xi
List of Abbreviations
xiii
Introduction 1(6)
The Census and the New Nation: Apportionment, Congress, and the Progress of the United States
7(25)
Sectional Crisis and Census Reform in the 1850s
32(26)
Counting Slaves and Freed Blacks: War and Reconstruction by the Numbers
58(25)
The Census and Industrial American in the Gilded Age
83(33)
Building the Federal Statistical System in the Early Twentieth Century
116(15)
The Tribal Twenties Revisited: National Origins, Malapportionment, and Cheating by the Numbers
131(28)
Counting the Unemployed and the Crisis of the Great Depression
159(32)
The High-Tech Census and the Growth of the Welfare State
191(22)
The 1980 Census and the Politics of Counting
213(23)
Conclusion 236(5)
Appendix: Census Costs, Population and Apportionment Data, 1790 to 1980 241(6)
Bibliographic Essay 247(4)
Index 251

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