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African Americans and The United States Census

Indiana Collection

ISLI 305.8 D411F
Title: Finding the African Americans that Middletown left out: The Field Notes of a Sociologist
Author: Dennis, Rutledge
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press, 2012

ISLI 307.72 V774S
Title: Southern Seed, Northern Soil: African American Farm Communities in the Midwest, 1765-1900
Author: Vincent, Stephen
Publisher: Indiana University Press, 1999

ISLI 307.76 B687
Title: Indiana Avenue: Black Entertainment Boulevard
Author: Bolden, Clyde Nickerson
Publisher: Authorhouse, 2009

ISLI 325.26 T497I
Title: Indiana Blacks in the Twentieth Century
Author: Thornbrough, Emma Lou
Publisher: Indiana Historical Bureau, 2000

ISLI 325.26 T497NTitle: The Negro in Indiana; a Study of a Minority
Author: Thornbrough, Emma Lou
Publisher: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1957

ISLI 977.2 I385AG
Title: Indiana’s African-American Heritage: Essays from Black History News & Notes
Author: Gibbs, Wilma L
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society, 1993

ISLI 977.2 I385JN
Title: Indiana’s 28th Regiment: Black Soldiers for the Union
Publisher: The Indiana Historian, February 1994


ISLM E184.A1 M568 2002Title: The New Race Question: How the Census Counts Multiracial Individuals
Author: DaCosta, Kimberly M. C
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation, 2002

ISLM E185 .P44 2012
Title: Daily Life during African American Migrations
Author: Phillips, Kimberley
Publisher: Greenwood, 2012

ISLM HB881 .A1 D53Title: The Meaning and Measurement of Race in the U.S. Census: Glimpses into the Future
Author: Hirschman, Charles, Richard D. Alba, and Reynolds Farley
Publisher: Demography, August 2000, Vol.37 No. 3

ISLM K8 .A69
Title: Race, Rights, and Remedies: Census Sampling and the Voting Rights Act
Publisher: Harvard Law Review, June 2001

ISLM P94.5 A372 U536 2011
Title: Beyond Blackface: African Americans and the Creation of American Popular Culture, 1890-1930.
Author: Brundage, W. Fitzhugh
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, 2011.

ISLM Z7164.G7 G693
Title: Counting on the Census? Race, Group Identity, and the Evasion of Politics
Author: Robbins, A
Publisher: Journal of Government Information, 28.3 (2001)

Data Center

ISLM HA37 .U55 E53 2012
Title: Encyclopedia of the U.S. Census: From the Constitution to the American Community Survey
Author: Margo J. Anderson, Constance F. Citro, and Joseph Salvo
Publisher: CQ Press, 2012

ISLM HC106.3 D47 2012 (Data Center)
Title: This is Who We Were: A Companion to the 1940 Census
Author: Derks, Scott
Publisher: Grey House Publishing, 2012

ISLM 929.11 U58C (Data Center)Title: A Century of Population Growth from the First Census of the United States to the Twelfth, 1790-1900
Author: United States Bureau of the Census
Publisher: Government Printing Office

Federal Documents

C 3.223/27.76
Title: Historical Census Statistics on Population totals by race, 1790 to 1990, and by Hispanic origin, 1970 to 1990
Author: Gibson, Campbell
Publisher: Population Division, U.S. Census Bureau

C 3.268:83-1
Title: America’s Black Population, 1970 to 1982: A Statistical View
Author: Matney, William C.
Publisher: Bureau of the Census

C 56.218:P-23 1971Title: Social and Economic Status of the Black Population in the United States
Author: McKenny, Nampeo D.R.
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census

HE 20.30: 122/3
Title: Issues Regarding Data on Race and Ethnicity: the Census Bureau Experience
Author: McKenny, N.R., and C.E. Bennett
Publisher: Public Health Reports, Vol. 109 No. 1
Available online

PREX 1.10:B 56
Title: Black Adults with Disabilities: A Statistical Report Drawn from Census Bureau Data
Author: Bowe, Frank
Publisher: United States President’s Committee on Employment of the Handicapped

Additional Resources outside of the Indiana State Library

Title: Race and Ethnicity and the Controversy over the U.S. Census
Author: Anderson, Margo, and Stephen E. Fieberg
Publisher: Current Sociology 48.3 (2000)

Title: Assigning Race to Occupational Cohorts Using Census Block Statistics
Author: Andjelkovich, D. A., R. B. Richardson, P. E. Enterline, and R. J. Levine
Publisher: American Journal of Epidemiology 131.5 (1990)

Title: A Little More Freedom: African Americans Enter the Urban Midwest, 1860-1930
Author: Blocker, Jack S
Publisher: Ohio State University Press, 2008

Title: Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics
Author: Bloom, Alexander
Publisher: The Journal of Interdisciplinary History 32.2 (2001)

Title: Census Bureau Releases Data on People Who Chose More Than One Race
Publisher: Public Health Reports, 116.6 (2001)

Title: Colored Population in 1890: Classified As Persons of African Descent, Chinese, Japanese, and Civilized Indians, by States and Territories
Publisher: Bureau of the Census

Title: Negro Population in the United States, 1790-1915
Author: Cummings, John, and Joseph A. Hill
Publisher: Arno Press, 1968

Title: Do We Need the Census Race Question
Author: Glazer, Nathan
Publisher: Public Interest 149.149 (2002)

Title: Negroes in the United States, 1920-1932
Author: Pettet, Zellmer and Charles E. Hall
Publisher: U.S. G.P.O., 1935
Available onlineReprint: Arno Press, 1969

Title: List of Free Black Heads of Families in the First Census of the United States, 1790
Author: Ham, Debra
Publisher: National Archives and Records Service, 1973
Available online
Author: Hunt, William
Publisher: G.P.O., 1904

Title: Race, Color, and Ethnicity: Diverse, Unequal, and Uneven Categories of the U.S. Census
Author: Lacey, Ella P, and Bikash Nandy
Publisher: Western Journal of Black Studies, 14.1 (1990)

Title: A Historical Examination of the U.S. Census Racial Terminology Used for American Residents of African Ancestry
Author: Makeba, Laversuch I.
Publisher: Lang, 2005

Title: Erasure and Recognition: The Census, Race, and the National Imagination
Author: Mezey, N
Publisher: Northwestern University Law Review 97 (2003)

Title: The Black Population: 2010
Author: Rastogi, Sonya
Publisher: U.S. Department of Commerce, Economic and Statistics Administration, U.S. Census Bureau, 2011
Available online

Title: Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940 Population: Characteristics of the Nonwhite Population by Race
Publisher: U.S. G.P.O, 1943
Available online

Title: Sixteenth Census of the United States: 1940: [Negro Statistics]
Publisher: G.P.O., 1941

Title: 1001 Things Everyone Should Know About African American History
Author: Steward, Jeffrey C
Publisher: Gramercy Books, 2006

Title: The Black Population in the United States
Publisher: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, 1988

Title: The Negro and the 1940 Census
Publisher: U.S. Bureau  of the Census, 1940

Title: The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America’s Great Migration
Author: Wilkerson, Isabel
Publisher: Vintage, 2010

Title: Census Statistics of the Negro: A Paper
Author: Willcox, Walter F
Publisher: S.N, 1904

Information compiled by Michele Fenton and Katharine Springer

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