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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.

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.

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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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...