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The Averaged American

Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674027428

Publication Date: 04/30/2008

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408 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

6 halftones

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Sarah E. Igo is the Andrew Jackson Professor of History and Director of American Studies at Vanderbilt University.

Awards & Accolades

  • 2008 Cheiron Book Prize, Cheiron: The International Society for the History of Behavioral & Social Sciences
  • 2006 President’s Book Award, Social Science History Association
  • A Slate Best Book of the Year
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