(noun) Causes and consequences of population characteristics, in blog form
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Hacker's new Civil War death toll
An article in the Times describes David Hacker's work on counting Civil War deaths using Census data courtesy of the great repository at IPUMS. The old estimate was 622,511 in the Historical Statistics of the United States; Hacker's guess is between 650,000 and 850,000.