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Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics
This book explores the politics of race, censuses, and citizenship, drawing on the complex history of questions about race in the U.S. and Brazilian censuses. It reconstructs the history of racial categorization in American and Brazilian censuses from each country’s first census in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries up through the 2000 census. It sharply challenges ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1st 2000 by Stanford University Press
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A very thought provoking study. It was really a well-developed argument that added to my sociology class to understand how race,, the census, and citizenship are all intertwined and what that says about our society. I really liked the juxtaposition of Brazil and America to understand how similar histories lead to different outcomes.