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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 329–332.
Published: 01 June 2021
...Lori Merish lam34@georgetown.edu Measuring the Harlem Renaissance: The U.S. Census, African American Identity, and Literary Form . By Michael Soto . Amherst : Univ. of Massachusetts Press . 2016 . xiii, 200 pp. Cloth, $90.00 ; paper, $24.95 ; e-book available...
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American Literature (2024) 96 (1): 57–83.
Published: 01 March 2024
...-Wheeler’s The Boy with the U.S. Census (1911), reflect and respond to this conjunction of boyhood, settler colonialism, and official surveillance. Read together, these texts provide a window into the ways that data collection mediated between the everyday lives of children and the bureaucratic machinations...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 563–572.
Published: 01 September 2022
... . Thorsen Karen , dir. 1989 . James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket . Arlington, VA : PBS . United States Census Bureau Quick Facts . 2021 . “ Buncombe County, North Carolina; Graham County, North Carolina; United States .” United States Census Bureau , July 1 . https://www.census.gov...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (3): 585–612.
Published: 01 September 2006
... distinct definitions of the term frontier. In its first sense, frontier, as defined by U.S. Census officials, describes a region as being only partially settled. In this definition, frontier participates in a three- part population scale, including 1] wilderness or vacant land—that is, unsettled land...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (3): 651–653.
Published: 01 September 2018
...-examined the 3,396 acknowledgments of subscribers with three decades of census data (1850–80). Not incidentally, this inquiry yields valuable insights about the well-known racial bias in census records. (Several prominent ministers, authors, and educators were recorded as “illiterate” alongside African...
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American Literature (2000) 72 (4): 843–866.
Published: 01 December 2000
... more or less civilized than others. Vicente Rafael describes the U.S. census of the Philippines, begun in 1903, as a means for codifying and perpetuating an elaborate hierarchy among Filipinos based on differ- ing degrees...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (1): 59–90.
Published: 01 March 2019
... , edited by Sundquist Eric J. , 138 – 54 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . US Census Bureau . 1900 . “ Twelfth Census of the United States, Schedule No. 1: Population .” Leavenworth, KS. https://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=7602 (accessed April 16 , 2017 ). US...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (4): 888–890.
Published: 01 December 2003
... additional members in the face of centuries of sus- tained genocide’’ (2), the 2000 U.S. Census with its check-all-that-apply racial categories nevertheless represents a tipping point, a marker of what David...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (2): 323–356.
Published: 01 June 2019
... were born in Asia. According to the 2000 census, Asian adoptees hailed from South Korea (48 percent), China (21 percent), India (8 percent), the Philippines (6 percent), and Vietnam (4 percent), among other countries. South Korea and China accounted for the largest number of immigrant visas issued...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 389–419.
Published: 01 June 2010
...). But beyond the role of Chinese characters, everything Lin would have read about Western typewriters at the time seemed to agree that the invention of the writing machine had destabilized an entire sys- tem of gender differentiation. Reports from the U.S. Census Bureau in 1943, for example, show...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (1): 187–195.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of Verticality in American Narrative . By Ruth Mackay. Columbus: Ohio State Univ. Press. 2016. xi, 255 pp. Cloth, $92.95; e-book, $19.95. This book is marked by two events, one horizontal and one vertical: the end of westward expansion into the frontier, as marked by the 1890 US census, and the vertical...
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American Literature (2008) 80 (2): 431–440.
Published: 01 June 2008
... shortcomings as a blanket term for all individuals of Latin American descent. Charting the course of variations of this racial construct alongside changes in social indexes such as the U.S. Census, she explores the writing of authors throughout the Americas to show the ways in which the term...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (2): 387–412.
Published: 01 June 2001
... States, and they are a sig- nificant socioeconomic presence in major cities such as Los Angeles, Houston, and Washington, D.C.18 In 1990 the U.S. Census calculated that over one million Central Americans reside...
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American Literature (2019) 91 (3): 557–586.
Published: 01 September 2019
... of Labor 14 : 1 – 38 . Du Bois W. E. B. 1899 . “ The Negro in the Black Belt: Some Social Sketches .” US Bureau of the Census, Bulletin 4 : 401 – 17 . Du Bois W. E. B. 1901 . “ The Negro Landholder of Georgia .” US Bureau of the Census, Bulletin 35 : 647 – 777 . Du...
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American Literature (2018) 90 (4): 841–854.
Published: 01 December 2018
... of Mesoamerica like the Popol Vuh or, most appositely, the quipu, a complex system of knotted string the ancient Incas used to collect and preserve data and keep records about such things as tax obligations, census information, and military organization. Quipu served as memory devices, comparable in complexity...
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American Literature (2005) 77 (4): 729–760.
Published: 01 December 2005
...: Global Dialectics of Cultural Exchange (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press, 2002), 15. 41 These statistics, representing U.S. census figures for 1860, are taken from Peter Kolchin, American Slavery: 1619–1877 (New York: Hill and Wang, 1993), 242. 42 Emerson, Journal V 18, Journals...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (4): 653–680.
Published: 01 December 2020
... Campbell , and Jung Kay . 2005 . “ Historical Census Statistics on Population Totals by Race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic Origin, 1970 to 1990, for Large Cities and Other Urban Places in the United States .” Working Paper 76 for the United States Census Bureau, Washington, DC . https...
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American Literature (2021) 93 (2): 195–226.
Published: 01 June 2021
.... Container 2.1. Twain Mark . 2000 . “ The United States of Lyncherdom .” Edited by Oggel L. Terry . Prospects: An Annual of American Cultural Studies 25 : 139 – 50 . Von Oertzen Christine . 2018 . “ Datafication and Spatial Visualization in Nineteenth-Century Census Statistics...
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American Literature 11398671.
Published: 26 June 2024
... Animals 1913) While it is dif cult to locate information about Swan, census records show that she was white, never married, and spent her life in Massachusetts; it appears that Daisy was her only published book and that she was largely unknown, but Our Dumb Animals did feature praise of Daisy: We think...
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American Literature (2022) 94 (3): 383–397.
Published: 01 September 2022
... were blunt: poverty in the United States is pervasive; “contrasts between private wealth and public squalor abound” (Pilkington 2017 ). Drawing on statistics provided by the US Census Bureau, Alston reported that, as of 2016, 41 million Americans, almost 13 percent of the population, lived in poverty...