I’m Dan Bouk and I am writing a book about the 1940 U.S. census. But first, I’m sharing some of the stories I am encountering along the way.

I enjoy most explaining how institutions and practices that look boring, actually work to reshape our lives. That’s what motivated my first book: How Our Days Became Numbered, now in paperback!

Can’t wait to learn more about the census? The best place to start is this book by historian Margo Anderson!