Herskovits, Melville J. Franz Boas: The Science of Man in the Making. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953, 131 p.
Hyatt, Marshall. Franz Boas: Social Activist. New York: Greenwood Press, 1990, 174 p.
Critical biography that traces the development of Boas's thought.
Beardsley, Edward H. "The American Scientist as Social Activist." ISIS 64, No. 221 (March 1973): 50-66.
Examines Boas's role in furthering racial justice in the United States.
Goldschmidt, Walter. The Anthropology of Franz Boas....
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