Includes bibliographical references (p. 211-248) and index.
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.
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. (source: Nielsen Book Data)