History of Historical Statistics of the United States
AbstractHistorical Statistics of the United States is the premier source of quantitative evidence on American economic, social, political, demographic, and institutional history. Introduced in 1949 as a time-series supplement to the Statistical Abstract of the United States, it has inspired similar efforts in countries around the world. At the time of this writing, when the current edition is a quarter-century out of date, Historical Statistics is still a basic reference generating hundreds of citations annually in academic, professional, and journalistic publications. This essay describes the origins of this influential work and how it evolved over time.
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Date of creation: Aug 2003
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Publication status: published as 'Appendix 3' in: Historical Statistics of the United States, Millennial Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2006, 5-819 - 5-824
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