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Boas, Franz (1858–1942) By Greenberg, Erik

DOI: 10.4324/9781135000356-REM1548-1
Published: 02/05/2017
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Franz Boas was a founder of the fields of modern anthropology and ethnography. He created the anthropology department at Boston’s Clark University and oversaw the creation of Columbia University’s PhD in anthropology. He also held curatorial posts at the Field Museum in Chicago and at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

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Greenberg, Erik. "Boas, Franz (1858–1942)." The Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. : Taylor and Francis, 2016. Date Accessed 27 Oct. 2021 doi:10.4324/9781135000356-REM1548-1

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