Bibliography for “Beyond Numbers: A History of the Census”
The following readings relate to the BackStory episode, “Beyond Numbers: A History of the U.S. Census.” View online resources here.
Anderson, Margo. The American Census: A Social History. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1988.
—–., ed. Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census. Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2000.
Cohen, Patricia. A Calculating People: The Spread of Numeracy in Early America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1982.
Fienberg, Stephen and Margo Anderson. Who Counts?: The Politics of Census-Taking in Contemporary America. New York: The Russell Sage Foundation, 1999.
Nobles, Melissa. Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2000.
Perlmann, Joel and Mary C. Waters, eds. The New Race Questions: How the census counts multiracial individuals. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation, 2002.
Porter, Theodore. Trust in Numbers: The pursuit of objectivity in science and public life. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1996.
Rodriguez, Clara. Changing Race: Latinos, the Census, and the History of Ethnicity. New York: NYU Press, 2000.
Skerry, Peter. Counting on the Census?: Race, group identity, and the evasion of politics. Washington, D.C.: Brookings Institution Press, 2000.