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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

Robert C. Bannister.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology; Education; Economics. 1594 words.

Sumner, William Graham (30 October 1840–12 April 1910), economist and sociologist, was born in Paterson, New Jersey, the son of Thomas Sumner, an English artisan who emigrated from...

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.

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 194 words.

(1840–1910)

An early American sociologist and noted laissez-faire Social Darwinist. Influenced by the works of Herbert Spencer

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 195 words.

and noted laissez-faire Social *Darwinist. Influenced by the works of Herbert Spencer, he argued that social life

Sumner, William Graham (1840–1910)

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 206 words.

(1840–1910)

An American sociologist who was one of the most prominent turn-of-the-century advocates of social Darwinism and laissez-faire

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)

Morgen Witzel.

in The Biographical Dictionary of American Economists

January 2006; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Individual Economists. 766 words.

Sumner was born 30 October 1840 in Paterson, New Jersey, and died on 12 April 1910 in New Haven, Connecticut.

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,

folkways

John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 142 words.

A term associated with the work of William Graham Sumner, whose major contribution to sociology was his analysis of

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John Scott and Gordon Marshall.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2009; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 40 words.

In his classic study of Folkways (1906), William Graham Sumner observed that people tend to like their own group

folkways

Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 142 words.

A term associated with the work of William Graham *Sumner, whose major contribution to sociology was his analysis

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Edited by John Scott.

in A Dictionary of Sociology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Sociology. 40 words.

In his classic study of Folkways (1906), William Graham *Sumner observed that people tend to like their own

folkways

Edited by Craig Calhoun.

in Dictionary of the Social Sciences

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social Sciences. 25 words.

Introduced in Folkways (1909) by William Graham Sumner, the term refers to the body of informal traditions,

Sumner, William G. (1840–1910)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Business, Labor, and Economic History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Economic History. 363 words.

An Episcopal clergyman, William Graham Sumner became an apostle of the free market who, for more than thirty years, occupied

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...