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Saturday, December 31 1994

The First Measured Century: An Illustrated Guide to Trends in America, 1900-2000 by Theodore Caplow

During the course of the twentieth century - the first 'measured' entury - Americans became the most ambitious measurers of social life ever. All one has to do is open a newspaper or turn on the radio or television to find out just how our lives are affected, if not dictated, by key trends as a result of statistics.


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