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Boas, Franz, 1858-1942

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Personal name headingBoas, Franz, 1858-1942
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Variant(s)Boaz, Franz, 1858-1942
LocatedNew York (N.Y.)
Birth date1858-07-09
Death date1942
1941-12-21
Place of birthMinden (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
Place of deathNew York (N.Y.)
Field of activityKwakiutl Indians Anthropology
AffiliationColumbia University Universita╠łt Kiel
Profession or occupationAnthropologists Ethnologists College teachers
Found inAnthropology and modern life, c2004: CIP t.p. (Franz Boaz)
His The social organization of the Kwakiutl ... 1895.
Encyclopedia of African American History, 1896 to the Present: From the Age of Segregation to the Twenty-first Century, accessed June 08, 2015, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Boas, Franz; anthropologist, ethnologist, science educator, lecturer; born 09 July 1858 in Minden, Germany; PhD in physics from the University of Kiel (1881); conducted first fieldwork, among the Inuit people of Baffin Island; began research among the Indians of the Pacific Northwest (1887); was the first professor of anthropology at Columbia University (1889); developed a methodology that focused on gathering hard evidence first and delaying the development of grand theories until serious research had been conducted; conducted research that found its way into legal briefs against segregation, including the famous Brown v. Board of Education (1954); died 21 December 1941 in New York)
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