The Resource Franz Boas : the early years, 1858-1906, Douglas Cole

Franz Boas : the early years, 1858-1906, Douglas Cole

Label
Franz Boas : the early years, 1858-1906
Title
Franz Boas
Title remainder
the early years, 1858-1906
Statement of responsibility
Douglas Cole
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Franz Boas: The Early Years, 1858-1906, is a personal and intellectual biography of one of the most influential anthropologists of the twentieth century, from his childhood in Germany to his resignation from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Douglas Cole's thorough account of Boas's early life and career is unprecedented in drawing extensively from the vast collection of Boas's personal and professional papers at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia. The Boas family's lifelong habit of writing frequent, frank, and informative letters allows a rich and intimate look at Boas's childhood, family, schooling, and marriage, as well as his early expeditions among the Central Eskimo and Northwest Coast Indians and his struggle to establish a position for himself in American anthropology."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1938-1997
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cole, Douglas
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GN21.B56
LC item number
C65 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Boas, Franz
  • Boas, Franz
  • Boas, Franz
  • Boas, Franz
  • Boas, Franz
  • Boas, Franz
  • Whitman College
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologues
  • Anthropologists
  • Anthropologues
  • Anthropologues
  • Germany
  • United States
Label
Franz Boas : the early years, 1858-1906, Douglas Cole
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An Ardent Desire to Remove Obscurity": Historian and Cosmographer
  • "The Idea Is Better Than the Execution": Clark Docent
  • "All Our Ships Have Gone Aground": Chicago
  • "I Have Looked into Hell": Temporary Work
  • "The Greatest Thing Undertaken by Any Museum": At the American Museum of Natural History
  • "A Certain Work Lies Before Me Here": Organizing Anthropology in New York
  • "Nothing Has Worked Out--Or Only a Little": Dissatisfaction with the American Museum
  • "Fundamental Differences of Opinion": Leaving the American Museum
  • "Laying Clear the Complex Relations of Each Individual Culture": Race, Culture, and Method
  • "The Human Mind Has Been Creative Everywhere": The Cultural Values of Franz Boas
  • Foreword
  • "Searching for Opportunities in Other Fields": A Leaf Is Turned
  • Ira Chaikin, Alex Long
  • "My Old, Good Hometown": Minden, Westphalia
  • "What Claim Can Someone Like Me Have Upon Fame?": The Boyhood Years
  • "One Learns to Be Content": The University Years
  • "I Belong to the Men of Anarnitung": Baffin Island
  • "How Depressing It Is": Between Germany and America
  • "The Whole Field Lies Before Me": Launching an American Career
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781550547467
Lccn
99042589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41978310
  • (OCoLC)ocm41978310
Label
Franz Boas : the early years, 1858-1906, Douglas Cole
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 333-349) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • "An Ardent Desire to Remove Obscurity": Historian and Cosmographer
  • "The Idea Is Better Than the Execution": Clark Docent
  • "All Our Ships Have Gone Aground": Chicago
  • "I Have Looked into Hell": Temporary Work
  • "The Greatest Thing Undertaken by Any Museum": At the American Museum of Natural History
  • "A Certain Work Lies Before Me Here": Organizing Anthropology in New York
  • "Nothing Has Worked Out--Or Only a Little": Dissatisfaction with the American Museum
  • "Fundamental Differences of Opinion": Leaving the American Museum
  • "Laying Clear the Complex Relations of Each Individual Culture": Race, Culture, and Method
  • "The Human Mind Has Been Creative Everywhere": The Cultural Values of Franz Boas
  • Foreword
  • "Searching for Opportunities in Other Fields": A Leaf Is Turned
  • Ira Chaikin, Alex Long
  • "My Old, Good Hometown": Minden, Westphalia
  • "What Claim Can Someone Like Me Have Upon Fame?": The Boyhood Years
  • "One Learns to Be Content": The University Years
  • "I Belong to the Men of Anarnitung": Baffin Island
  • "How Depressing It Is": Between Germany and America
  • "The Whole Field Lies Before Me": Launching an American Career
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
360 pages
Isbn
9781550547467
Lccn
99042589
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)41978310
  • (OCoLC)ocm41978310

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