The Boy with the U.S. Census
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The Boy with the U.S. Census

In 1911, Francis Rolt Wheeler published The Boy With the U.S. Census about a young census-taker named Hamilton in Washington, DC. The novel follows Hamilton on his exploits working as an enumerator, the troubles encountered taking a census, the ethnic groups he meets, and his work as a clerk at Census Bureau headquarters where the data were electronically tabulated using Hollerith tabulating machines.