1800-1990: Changes in White and Black Fertility Rates

Summary: A graph showing the sharp decline in fertility rates since 1800, reflecting the reduction in the average size of families over time.

This graph shows the dramatic decline in fertility rates since 1800, as demonstrated by data compiled in the American History Files (myhistory.org), an initiative of the National Endowment for the Humanities. This data reflects the decline in the size of families over time.

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