Chapter 11: Building an Argument with Quantitative Historical Evidence

Links to World Wide Web resources
  • Shows racial make up of nation and neighborhoods—shows de facto segregation
          http://projects.nytimes.com/census/2010/explorer
  • Shows changing patterns in immigration using maps showing all counties map showing population density by race from census records
          http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/03/10/us/20090310-immigration-explorer.html
  • Census data from 1790 to 1990
          http://www.census.gov/population/www/censusdata/hiscendata.html
  • Civil War battle statistics
          http://americancivilwar.com/cwstats.html
  • Aids statistics
          http://www.avert.org/aids-statistics.htm
  • Global population trends (historic and projected)
          http://esa.un.org/unup
  • WWI casualties
          http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/FWWdeaths.htm
  • Global statistics on a wide range of characteristics including crime, GDP, education spending, population, (with each of these and other categories broken down further)
          http://www.nationmaster.com/index.php  -
  • A collection of graphs on historical topics
         http://www.mpsaz.org/jefferson/staff/tepeterson/social_studies/history_graphs/

Downloadable instructional materials

  • A worksheet for the analysis of the 1910 census chart on immigration
          Figure 11.2.docx