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Found in the 1940 Census

Interest in yesterday’s online release of the 1940 census records was so great—over twenty-two million hits in the first three hours of operation, …
  • The New Yorker

    “…the vastness of world history seemed to abruptly contract in scale and fit neatly into the tiny squares and rectangles of the census form.” John Seabrook explores the 1940s census documents: http://nyr.kr/HQ9Qfx

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