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Democracy's Data: The Hidden Stories in the U.S. Census and How to Read Them

National Archives Museum

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

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In Democracy’s Data, data historian Dan Bouk examines the U.S. Census to uncover the meaning behind the numbers. He introduces us to the men and women employed to go door to door as census takers and takes us into the halls of the Census Bureau, where hundreds of civil servants worked to divide and conquer the nation’s data. Democracy’s Data not only teaches us how to read between the lines but offers a new perspective on the relationship between representation, identity, and governance today. Joining the author in conversation will be author Maud Newton.


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