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Catalog # 126
Title Franz Boas: Shackles of Tradition, the (D)
Series Strangers Abroad
Filmmaker Andre Singer
Year 1990
Subject Culture
Format VHS
Region USA
Description Produced by Films for the Humanities & Sciences. 1990. ISBN: 978-1-4213-9366-7 Summary Franz Boas was the first distinguished social scientist in the United States to challenge the prevailing concept of racial inferiority. He actively campaigned on behalf of black people in America in the early part of the 20th century. Considered the founding father of American anthropology, Boas taught at Columbia University for fifty years, encouraging his students to follow his example by actually working in the field. Among those who did so was Margaret Mead. Descript 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., color ; 1/2 in Series Strangers Abroad Cast Written and presented by Bruce Dakowski. Produced and directed by Andre Singer Subject