Democracy's Data: The Hidden Stories in the US Census and How to Read Them
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Midd.Data welcomes historian Dan Bouk, Associate Professor and Chair of History, Colgate. to speak on Democracy’s Data: The Hidden Stories of the U.S. Census and How to Read Them (Macmillan, 2022). In an age when we often hear that good governance requires that we depend on good data, it is crucial that everyone (and not just those in quantitative fields) understand and can work to improve the processes that make data from people. Democracy’s Data is a history of the 1940 census that will prepare its readers to examine and critique the data-driven systems that surround us. It was one of the New York Times’ 100 notable books for 2022. Please click here for more information.
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- History; Axinn Center for the Humanities; Center for Teaching, Learning and Research