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The sum of the people : how the census has shaped nations, from the ancient world to the modern age /

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  • ISBN: 9781541619340
  • ISBN: 154161934X
  • Physical Description: print
    ix, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Basic Books, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-335) and index.
Summary, etc.: In The Sum of the People, data scientist Andrew Whitby traces the remarkable history of the census, from ancient China and the Roman Empire, through revolutionary America and Nazi-occupied Europe, to the steps of the Supreme Court. Marvels of democracy, instruments of exclusion, and, at worst, tools of tyranny and genocide, censuses have always profoundly shaped the societies we've built. Today, as we struggle to resist the creep of mass surveillance, the traditional census -- direct and transparent -- may offer the seeds of an alternative.--
Subject: Census
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