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Counting the census? : Race, group identity, and the evasion of politics / Peter Skerry.

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Author/Creator:
Skerry, Peter.
Language:
English.
Publication date:
2000
Imprint:
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution Press, c2000.
Format:
  • Book
  • x, 261 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-248) and index.
Contents:
  • Census politics : boundaries and bureaucracies
  • Creating racial and ethnic categories
  • The undercount : some causes and proposed remedies
  • The politics of census adjustment
  • The census in the new American political system.
Publisher's Summary:
The United States Constitution has been caught up in America's racial dilemmas ever since it first instructed that a slave been counted as only three-fifths of a person. This book places census controversies in the broader context of American politics and society.
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ISBN:
081577964X
9780815779643

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