Franz Boas Further Reading - Essay

Further Reading

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)


Herskovits, Melville J. Franz Boas: The Science of Man in the Making. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1953, 131 p.

Appreciative biography.

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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