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Shades of citizenship : race and the census in modern politics

Author: Melissa Nobles
Publisher: Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book explores the politics of race, censuses, and citizenship, drawing on the complex history of questions about race in the U.S. and Brazilian censuses. It reconstructs the history of racial categorization in American and Brazilian censuses from each country's first census in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up through the 2000 census. It sharply challenges certain presumptions that guide scholarly and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Census data
Census
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Melissa Nobles
ISBN: 0804740135 9780804740135 0804740593 9780804740593
OCLC Number: 43569465
Description: xiv, 248 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Race, censuses, and citizenship --
"These tables present plain matters of fact" : race categories in U.S. censuses --
"With time ..., they will be white" : Brazilian censuses and national identity --
Identities in search of bodies : popular campaigns around censuses --
Counting by race : more than numbers.
Other Titles: Race and the census in modern politics
Responsibility: Melissa Nobles.
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