A companion to the 1940 Census, This is Who We Were provides the reader with a deeper understanding of what life was like in America in 1940 and how it compares statistically to life today. Using material from the 1940 Census, readers will find richly-illustrated personal profiles, economic data, and national events to give meaning and depth to what life was like in 1940 as the country was emerging from depression, but on the verge of war. Next, a wide range of data from the 1940 and 2010 Census are put side-by-side so users can easily see differences and similarities over these past 70 years.
"World War II: How we prepared, fought, and recovered -- How we worked -- How we dressed -- How we spent money -- How we relaxed -- How we traveled -- U.S. Census comparisons & rankings and state-by-state census data"--Cover.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 565-573) and index.
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