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A cultural history of the British census : envisioning the multitude in the nineteenth century

Author: Kathrin Levitan; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"The British census plays an unquestioned role in governance today, and the recent digitization of 19th-century census data has allowed millions of amateur and professional researchers to visualize their national and familial past. This study tells the tangled story of how the census took shape over the early decades of its existence, developing from a simple counting of households during the Napoleonic Wars into a  Read more...
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Levitan, Kathrin, 1977-
Cultural history of the British census.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2011
(DLC) 2011008775
(OCoLC)704384723
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathrin Levitan; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230337602 0230337600 9780230348981 023034898X 128329043X 9781283290432 9781349298242 1349298247
OCLC Number: 756047363
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 272 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 'A National Undertaking': Taking the Census --
The Census and Surplus --
The Census and Political Representation --
Urban Growth, Urban Problems, and the Census --
Marriage, the Family, and the Nation --
Counting Race: the Census in Metropole and Colonies --
Challenges and Alternatives to the Census. Machine generated contents note: --
"A National Undertaking": Taking the Census * The Census and Surplus * The Census and Political Representation * Urban Growth, Urban Problems, and the Census * Marriage, the Family, and the Nation * Counting Race: the Census in Metropole and Colonies * Challenges and Alternatives to the Census.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: Kathrin Levitan.

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