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William Graham Sumner
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Sumner today: selected essays of William Graham Sumner, with comments by American leaders (1971 edition)
William Graham Sumner
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What social classes owe to each other (1934 edition), Ludwig von Mises Institute - ISBN: 9781610163057


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Born: 1840

Died: 1910 (aged 70)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Businessman

Bio: William Graham Sumner was an American academic and held the first professorship in sociology at Yale College. For many years he had a reputation as one of the most influential teachers there. He was a polymath with numerous books and essays on American history, economic history, political theory, sociology, and anthropology.

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