2020 is a census year and we all need to get ready. Our study group will discuss the history of the U.S. census, why its accuracy is so important, federal governmental agencies both responsible for and involved in its construction and administration, and the many ways the once-in-a-decade data is used. Our book is Paul Shor’s Counting Americans: How the US Census Classified the Nation (Oxford University Press, 2019). In addition, articles and videos will supplement our class discussion. Both your interest in learning how our government works and your willingness to participate in some lively and fun discussions is required. No class on 01/20/20.