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From Appearance to Identity: How Census Data Collection Changed Race in America

Publicizing the release of the 1940 U.S. Census data, LIFE magazine released photographs of Census enumerators collecting data from household members.  Yep, Census enumerators. For almost 200 years, the U.S. counted people and recorded information about them in person, by sending out a representative of the U.S. government to evaluate them directly. It wasn’t until 1980 that the government decided to collect Census data by mail-in survey.
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Academics / Sociology : Sociological Images (2 years ago)

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