By Derks, Scott

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9781619250079
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This Is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1940 Census Grey House


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Starred Review on November 15, 2012  |  Reference

Inspired by this year's release of individual records from the 1940 census, this work aims to impart an understanding of what everyday life was like for ordinary Americans during the decade leading up to the 1940 census. The book's five sections juxtapose bulleted lists of quick facts and slice-of-life stories with reprinted census tables, newspaper clippings and excerpts, personal quotes, and photos. The first and largest section profiles 26 Americans, with information gathered under headings of "Life at Home," "Life at Work," and "Life in the Community." Next are "Historical Snapshots" that divide the decade into four eras, listing events ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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