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The American Census: A Social History

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This book, published on the eve of the bicentennial of the American census, is the first social history of this remarkably important institution, from its origins in 1790 to the present. Margo Anderson argues that the census has always been an influential policymaking tool, used not only to determine the number of representatives apportioned to each state but also to allocate tax dollars to states, and, in the past, to define groups-such as slaves and immigrants-who were to be excluded from the American polity. "As a ...

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The American Census: A Social History
2015, Yale University Press, New Haven

ISBN-13: 9780300195422

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The American Census: A Social History
1990, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300047097

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The American Census: A Social History
1988, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT

ISBN-13: 9780300040142

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