Correspondence with Theodore Dreiser, 1939-1941.
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Born in Minden, Germany, on July 8, 1858, the anthropologist Franz Boas was the son of the merchant Meier Boas and his wife, Sophie Meyer. Raised in the radical and tradition of German Judaism, Franz's youth was steeped in politically liberal beliefs and a largely secular outlook that he carried with him from university through his emigration to the United States. At the universities of Heidelberg and Bonn, Boas studied physics and geography before completin...
BIOGHIST REQUIRED American economist, teacher. Professor of economics at Berkeley, 1903-1912, and at Columbia University, 1913-1919 and 1922-1944; a founding faculty member of the New School for Social Research, 1919-1922; and the founder and director of the National Bureau of Economic Research, 1920-1945. In 1912, he married Lucy Sprague, educator and founder of Bank Street College of Education. From the guide to the Wesley Clair Mitchell Papers, 1898-1953., (Columbia University. Ra...