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Sumner, William Graham 1840-1910

Overview
Works: 255 works in 1,125 publications in 5 languages and 24,412 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Composer, Other
Classifications: H35, 304
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Folkways; a study of the sociological importance of usages, manners, customs, mores, and morals by William Graham Sumner( Book )

104 editions published between 1905 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 2,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: This century-old classic of sociology offers thousands of illustrations of the social, sexual, and religious customs of ancient Greece and Rome, Africa, Australia, Melanesia, Japan, China, India, as well as medieval Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and modern Western civilization in Europe and America. Subjects include labor, wealth, slavery, cannibalism, marriage, education, and many other absorbing topics
What social classes owe to each other by William Graham Sumner( Book )

80 editions published between 1883 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson by William Graham Sumner( Book )

39 editions published between 1882 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson as a public man: what he was, what chances he had, and what he did with them by William Graham Sumner( Book )

63 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Social Darwinism : selected essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

9 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays represent William Graham Sumner's application of the theory of evolution to the problems of economic and public policy of 19th-century America. Sumner treats such topics as social change, government interference in the economy, the threat of socialism, and separation of church and state. His concern with the implications of the "struggle for existence" provided a spartan critique of America's Gilded Age. One of America's notable pioneers in the "science of society," Sumner believed man could survive the brutality of nature only through individual discipline and technological innovation. Although strongly influenced by Darwin and Spencer, Sumner did not share the optimism of his contemporaries, who found evidence of social progress in biological evolution. The scientific temper of mind, as Sumner understood it, gave rise to a critical and pessimistic outlook. History to Sumner was a patternless advance and retreat in the struggle for existence. Society moved forward only as quickly as new technological advances were made, but these gave no guarantees for a better future.--From publisher description
A history of American currency, with chapters on the English bank restriction and Austrian paper money by William Graham Sumner( Book )

57 editions published between 1874 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The financier and the finances of the American revolution by William Graham Sumner( Book )

33 editions published between 1891 and 2006 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of society by William Graham Sumner( Book )

32 editions published between 1927 and 1950 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sumner today; selected essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

22 editions published between 1924 and 1971 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War, and other essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

23 editions published between 1911 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten man, and other essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

17 editions published between 1908 and 2009 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth-hunger and other essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

21 editions published between 1913 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The challenge of facts, and other essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

18 editions published between 1914 and 2008 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures on the history of protection in the United States delivered before the International Free-Trade Alliance by William Graham Sumner( Book )

32 editions published between 1877 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

4 editions published between 1934 and 1940 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of banking in all the leading nations by William Graham Sumner( Book )

18 editions published between 1896 and 1971 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On liberty, society, and politics : the essential essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

7 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alexander Hamilton by William Graham Sumner( Book )

17 editions published between 1890 and 2007 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Protectionism the -ism which teaches that waste makes wealth by William Graham Sumner( Book )

15 editions published between 1885 and 2013 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forgotten man's almanac; rations of common sense from William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

5 editions published between 1943 and 1971 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Graham Summer, William 1840-1910

Graham Sumner, William

Graham Sumner William 1840-1910

Grayham, William

Samner, U. G

Samner, U. G. 1840-1910

Sumner, William G.

Sumner, William G. 1840-1910

Sumner, William Graham

William Graham

Сомнеръ, Вильямъ Грегамъ.

サムナー, W. G

Languages
English (679)

Italian (6)

German (5)

French (4)

Spanish (2)

Covers
What social classes owe to each otherAndrew Jackson as a public man: what he was, what chances he had, and what he did with themA history of American currency, with chapters on the English bank restriction and Austrian paper moneyThe financier and the finances of the American revolutionOn liberty, society, and politics : the essential essays of William Graham SumnerAlexander Hamilton