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us: Boas, Franz, 1858-1942

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    • us: Boaz, Franz, 1858-1942
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    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1858-07-09
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1942
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1941-12-21Encyclopedia of African American History
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Minden (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) Columbia University
        • Organization: (naf) Universit├Ąt Kiel
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        (lcsh) Kwakiutl Indians
          (lcsh) Anthropology
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Anthropologists
              (lcsh) Ethnologists
                (lcsh) College teachers
            • Sources

              • found: Anthropology and modern life, c2004: CIP t.p. (Franz Boaz)
              • found: His The social organization of the Kwakiutl ... 1895.
              • found: 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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