03 April 2010

1870 US Census ~ Walker's Amazing Visuals!

In the spirit of the 2010 US Census currently being collected, Radical Cartography points to the amazing 1870 US Census results prepared and visualized by Francis Amasa Walker, pioneering statistician, co-founder of the American Economics Association, author of the premier economics text of his day, and later President of MIT where he quadrupled the Institute in size, fended off an acquisitive Harvard University, co-founded Stanford University, did pioneering scholarship on the role of entrepreneurship in the US, and taught the Institute-Wide Elective for all MIT students on the issues and challenges of the times! Epic! Here's some delighters from 1870...

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