Tree thumbnailIn the 1960s and 1970s, the rise of social history caused a need for more concrete evidence.

Sam B. Warner explains in contemporary terms of the time why using hard numbers and statistics were necessary for interpreting social history, particularly in response to the myths that often dot the landscape of local history.

Warner overviews the considerations necessary for sound historical interpretation using numbers, such as the characteristics of a geographical region and the potential inaccuracy of census reports.

Technical Leaflet #7 (1970)

The information in this Technical Leaflet has been updated in more recent publications. It has been indexed for historical purposes.