emily skop uses census data W r i t i n g

emily skop uses census data W r i t i n g

For this analysis, you will need to access Ancestry.com . Using the last name of Vigil or Vasquez, or Trujillo as your search name, the birth year of 1900, and “lived in” Colorado Springs, El Paso County, CO, search the 1930 Census, at least five consecutive pages, to determine how many times the enumerator identified Hispanic persons as “Mexican” versus “white.”

You do NOT need to focus only on the search names above; those are there only to make your search easier.

Once you have counted the number of times the enumerator identified “Mexican” versus “white,” consider the consequences of that identification, then proceed to analyze those five pages as your interest takes you, but you must still meet the requirements of the analysis as stated below.

Purpose: Censuses, in all of their various forms, provide scholars in diverse fields with a surfeit of information; depending on a researcher’s interests and objectives, the same information in one census can be interpreted in multiple ways. For example, geographer Dr. Emily Skop uses census data to explore “how various social and spatial markers impact the socio-economic outcomes of different social groups – and digging into ideas of inequality and segregation, and solutions to those problems.” An historian might use the same data for the same reasons, or to examine a specific community’s history to trace changes over time or to focus on a particular point in time, or to compare the outcomes of certain events on multiple communities. Each of the four short census analyses you will write address a particular topic explored in this course; therefore, the specific perimeters for each census analysis will be discussed in class. That said, the general requirements for each analysis are stated below.

Substantive Requirements: The questions you must address in your responses are few, however, they require direct answers as well as concise explication: 1) What types of information appear in the census page/s? What does the data reveal to you? Explain. 2) Why is the particular census example important to your understanding of the issues and themes of the course? (For example, if you are asked to compare several mortality schedules, what suppositions could you posit about an epidemic as it relates to race and gender issues? 3) What questions does the census prompt you to ask?

Mechanical Requirements:

–Each paper must be typed and a minimum of two full pages, maximum three pages.

. Each paper must meet the substantive and page length requirements of the assignment.

2. Each paper must employ the conventions of proper academic writing: NO contractions, abbreviations, idioms, clichés, platitudes, slang/colloquialisms, or the like; do NOT use “I” (first person voice) or “you/your” (second person voice). Grammar, syntax, mechanics, and spelling DO COUNT. (SEE Grading Scale & Explanation below)

3. You must footnote any quotations or paraphrases using the Chicago Manual of Style (CMS) format only. The use of any other citation format (MLA, APA, or ASA, for example) will result in a significant grade reduction.

4. Use short direct quotations and paraphrases sparingly and only to support your claims. NO FOOTNOTES, NO GRADE, NO RE-WRITE.

**also included the 5 census sheets and a short reading to help undestand why they used mexican as a color.