“Out With the Old” 1940 U.S. Census Blow-up
Thanks to the U.S. Census Bureau
Now couldn’t be a better time to recount history … take 1940 for example…
1940 was the beginning of recovery from the Great Depression, war, and jobs were a hot topic. Sound familiar?
So when the U.S. Census Bureau released archives from 1940 this past Monday, online traffic bloomed to a soaring 22.5 million hits.
The American census, a tradition dating back to the late 18th century is globally recognized for its comprehensive record-keeping.
The rule is on “Census Day” every year the books are opened on the census of exactly 72 years ago.
Was 1940 that big of a deal or are Americans just Internet information crazed?
Will 1940 have the answers for 2012? Surely 22.5 million people might find something.