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William Graham Sumner

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

(1840 –1910)

An American sociologist who was one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century advocates of social Darwinism and laissez-faire government in the United States. Sumner's...

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Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

Jeffrey K. Beemer.

in The Dictionary of Modern American Philosophers

January 2005; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Western Philosophy. 1572 words.

William Graham Sumner was born on 30 October 1840 in Paterson, New Jersey. He grew up in Hartford, Connecticut, a

William Graham Sumner

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities — Social Sciences.

(1840 –1910)

An American sociologist who was one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century advocates of social Darwinism and laissez-faire government in the United States. Sumner's...

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Sumner, William Graham.

Paul S. Boyer.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 6 words.

William Graham Sumner (1840–1910)

Edited by W. F. Bynum and Roy Porter.

in Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 266 words.

I suppose that the first chemists seemed to be very hard-hearted and unpoetical persons when they scouted the glorious dream

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

James D. Hart and Phillip W. Leininger.

in The Oxford Companion to American Literature

January 1995; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (American). 186 words.

(1840–1910),

professor of political and social science at Yale (1872–1909), is famous for both his economic

William Graham Sumner (1840–1910)

Edited by Hugh Rawson and Margaret Miner.

in The Oxford Dictionary of American Quotations

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 105 words.

The Forgotten Man.

Professor Sumner, speaking at Yale University, said, “The forgotten man works and votes—generally he prays—but his chief

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History. 336 words.

Sumner was born in Paterson, New Jersey, and grew up in New Haven, Connecticut. He much admired his English-immigrant father,

American Association of University Professors

Overview page. Subjects: United States History.

(AAUP).

The late nineteenth-century growth of the university and of academic specialization triggered notable clashes between academics and administrators. William Graham Sumner's...

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mores

Alan Tomlinson.

in A Dictionary of Sports Studies

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sports and Outdoor Recreation. 85 words.

A term introduced by William Graham Sumner (1840–1910) in his 1906 book Folkways, referring to the morally prescribed and generally accepted forms of behaviour characteristic of a community...

Things Fall Apart

Gina M. Rossetti.

in The Oxford Handbook of American Literary Naturalism

March 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Literature; Literary Studies (Fiction, Novelists, and Prose Writers). 4845 words.

A review of the texts that comprise the American naturalist canon suggests a preoccupation with a culture in retrograde. So much of this concern manifests itself in the era, where anxieties...

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History of Political Philosophy as a Discipline

John G. Gunnell.

in The Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy

May 2011; p ublished online September 2011 .

Article. Subjects: Non-Western Philosophy; Social and Political Philosophy. 6341 words.

Whether one speaks of the study of the history of political philosophy, the history of political theory, or the history of political thought, the reference is typically to one basic...

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Work, Monroe N.

Akilah S. Nosakhere.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 879 words.

sociologist, bibliographer, minister, teacher, writer, and human rights activist. Monroe Nathan Work was born in Iredell County, North Carolina, to the former slaves Alexander Work and...

Race, Theories of

Paul Finkelman and Matthew Wilhelm Kapell.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 5634 words.

The first African slaves in the New World were brought to the Caribbean in 1502. By the time of English settlement, in 1607, African slaves were found throughout Central and South...

McFerrin, Robert Sr.

Christopher Wells.

in African American National Biography

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 785 words.

opera singer and educator, was born in Marriana, Arkansas, the son of Melvin McFerrin, a Baptist minister, and Mary McKinley McFerrin. McFerrin grew up in a musical family as his parents...

Roberts, Robert

Graham Russell Gao Hodges.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 1105 words.

The early years of Robert Roberts's life are largely unknown. He claimed later to have been freeborn in Charleston, South Carolina, but could not name his parents. Around 1802 to 1804,...

Franklin, John Hope (1915 - 2009), Historian, Educator

Paul Finkelman.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century

January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 4723 words.

the most influential African American historian of the twentieth century. The son of Buck Colbert Franklin, a lawyer, and Mollie Lee Parker Franklin, a schoolteacher, John Hope...