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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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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

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