This is Who We Were: In the 1900s Review

“Following in the pattern of previous volumes in this series, this classic reference combines census and other government data with personal narrative, advertisements, clippings, and so forth to provide a portrait of a decade. The first section is made up of 27 profiles based on historic records (such as “1902: Mary Egan, 12-year-old Tenement Dweller” and “1904: Jim Rosser, Farm Boy from Iowa”); other sections cover snapshots of the time, economic figures, and reprints of news articles and advertisements. The latter half of the book is made up of a variety of census tables, including reprints from the 1910 census and the 2002 report Demographic Trends in the 20th Century. The series is a useful source for student assignments and general browsing. Recommended for school and public libraries.”