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16W New Course Offering: US History Through Census Data, QSS 30.05


This course focuses on using data from historical censuses (1850-2000) to examine U.S. history. We will discuss what the census tells us about the past, the role of the census in policy-making, and the history of the census. The course comprises four units: race, (im)migration, work, and family. For each, you will learn how to find, analyze, and visualize census data using R and how to write about quantitative historical analysis in a digital medium.   Dist: SOC; WCult: W.

Offered in Winter 2016 at the 10A hour with Professor Emily Merchant.  Identical to History 90.01.  (course syllabus)