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A Digital Reading of Twentieth Century Demography

Welcome to A Digital Reading of Twentieth Century Demography. This website is a digital supplement to the dissertation I am preparing as a requirement of the Ph.D. program in the Department of History at the University of Michigan, titled “Prediction and Control: Global Population, Population Science, and Population Politics in the Twentieth Century.” …The dissertation traces the history of demography — defined broadly as the study of human mortality, fertility, and migration — from 1920 to 1984, exploring the interplay between demography, global population change, and global population politics. The narrative centers on the U.S., but emphasizes the thought and actions of U.S.-based scientists, businessmen, philanthropists, and policy-makers vis-a-vis global population.

See the digital project here: A Digital Reading of Twentieth Century Demography

This content was selected for Digital Humanities Now by Editor-in-Chief Stephanie Westcott based on nominations by Editors-at-Large: Elle Kraft, Eileen Clancy, Amy Wickner, Anu Paul, and Kevin Gunn