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Demography in Early America

Beginnings of the Statistical Mind, 1600-1800

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$65.00 • £54.95 • €60.00

ISBN 9780674732223

Publication Date: 01/01/1969

357 pages



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Here is the first in-depth examination of the historical development of statistical concepts and practices in America. Covering the period 1600–1800, the author deals with demography in its economic, political, and social aspects. In particular, James Cassedy is concerned with the development of the health-related and scientific aspects of demography and carefully examines such significant facts as the establishment of parish registers and church records and colonial legislation pertaining to vital statistics.

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