Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History

A Cultural History of the British Census

Envisioning the Multitude in the Nineteenth Century

Authors: Levitan, K.

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The book explores the hotly disputed process by which the census was created and developed and examines how a wide cast of characters, including statisticians, novelists, national and local officials, political and social reformers, and journalists responded to and used the idea of a census.

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KATHRIN LEVITAN Assistant Professor of History at the College of William and Mary in Virginia, USA.

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'Kathrin Levitan's A Cultural History of the British Census is a useful and engaging study about the meaning of the census in British society. In addition to shining new light on an old source and convincingly asserting its importance to British conceptions of themselves, it is also a well-crafted intellectual history that traces ideas about belonging identity in Britain through the transformations of nineteenth-century politics.' Cercles

'If for Lord Macaulay, "figures are like mercenaries: they may be enlisted on both sides", in Levitan the census has found a historian who is even-handed and wide-ranging in her survey of these battlefields.' - Robert Mayhew, TLS

"Provides an original approach, and the result will need to be engaged with by all historians working on modern Britain ... The book is well researched and clearly written, and scholars of literature as well as history will find important material here." - The American Historical Review


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A Cultural History of the British Census
Book Subtitle
Envisioning the Multitude in the Nineteenth Century
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-33760-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230337602
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11937-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29824-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 272
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