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The sum of the people : how the census has shaped nations, from the ancient world to the modern age

by Whitby, Andrew, 1981- (Author)

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A 3,000-year history of the census chronicles the practices of the ancient world through the Supreme Court rulings of today, examining how censuses have been used as tools of democracy, exclusion and mass surveillance. Full description

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Table of Contents:
  • Prologue: Where counting really counts
  • The book of numbers
  • Political arithmetic
  • A punch photograph
  • Paper people
  • A world census
  • The uncounted
  • The transparent citizen.
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