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Sumner, William Graham 1840-1910

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Works: 301 works in 1,401 publications in 4 languages and 24,843 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Composer, Translator
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 )

105 editions published between 1905 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"List of books cited": pages 655-670
What social classes owe to each other by William Graham Sumner( Book )

107 editions published between 1883 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Jackson by William Graham Sumner( Book )

39 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,326 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 )

74 editions published between 1882 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of American currency, with chapters on the English bank restriction and Austrian paper money by William Graham Sumner( Book )

56 editions published between 1874 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 975 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
The financier and the finances of the American revolution by William Graham Sumner( Book )

38 editions published between 1891 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The science of society by William Graham Sumner( Book )

39 editions published between 1927 and 1947 in English and held by 780 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vols. 1-3 paged continuously. Vol. 4 by W.G. Sumner, A.G. Keller, and M.R. Davie."Published under the auspices of the Sumner Club on the foundation established in memory of Philip Hamilton McMillan of the class of 1894, Yale College." "Bibliographical note": v. 4, p. [1193]-1268
War, and other essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

32 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

27 editions published between 1908 and 2010 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Index covers the four published volumes of the author's essays.--The coöperative commonwealth.--The forgotten man (1883)--Bibliography (p. [497]-518)--Index. Preface.--Protectionism, the -ism which teaches that waste makes wealth (1885)--Tariff reform (1888)--What is free trade? (1886)--Protectionism twenty years after (1906)--Prosperity strangled by gold (1896)--Cause and cure of hard times (1896)--The free-coinage scheme is impracticable at every point (1896)--The delusion of the debtors (1896)--The crime of 1873 (1896)--A concurrent circulation of gold and silver (1878)--The influence of commercial crises on opinions about economic doctrines (1879)--The philosophy of strikes (1883)--Strikes and the industrial organization (1887)--Trusts and trade-unions (1888)--An old "trust" (1889)--Shall Americans own ships? (1881)--Politics in America, 1776-1876 (1876)--The administration of Andrew Jackson (1880)--The commercial crisis of 1837 (1877 or 1878)--The science of sociology (1882)--Integrity in education.--Discipline
Earth-hunger and other essays by William Graham Sumner( Book )

29 editions published between 1913 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1914 and 2010 in English and held by 604 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 2015 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

21 editions published between 1896 and 2010 in English and held by 391 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 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview This is the finest single-volume edition of Sumner's works ever to appear.-Ronald Lora, University of Toledo William Graham Sumner is the "forgotten man" of American intellectual history. Too often dismissed or only superficially understood, his interpretations are now attracting closer scrutiny and appreciation. He is remembered chiefly as one of the founding fathers of sociology. He was also a strong supporter of classical liberalism during a time when liberalism was being transformed into a belief in statism. Sumner's analysis of the relation between the individual and society is deeper and more sophisticated than is commonly thought. For students of American history and politics, the essays reveal the complexity of American political and social thought. For observers of the contemporary social scene, they raise issues concerning the relation of liberty to property and both to government that remain as vital and unresolved as they were a century ago.--
Sumner today; selected essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

8 editions published between 1940 and 1971 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

17 editions published between 1885 and 2015 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses arguments for and against protectionism in the late 19th. century
Alexander Hamilton by William Graham Sumner( Book )

16 editions published between 1890 and 2010 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected essays of William Graham Sumner by William Graham Sumner( Book )

12 editions published between 1924 and 1971 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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On liberty, society, and politics : the essential essays of William Graham Sumner
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

Samner Uilyam

Sumner, W. G.

Sumner, William G.

Sumner, William G. 1840-1910

Sumner, William Graham

William Graham

William Graham Sumner Amerikaans antropoloog (1840-1910)

William Graham Sumner sociologue américain

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William Graham Sumner US-amerikanischer Soziologe

Вільям Ґрем Самнер

Самнер, Уильям Грэм

Сомнер, Вильям Грегам

Сомнер, Вильям Грехем

Сомнеръ, Вильямъ Грегамъ.

ويليام سمنر

ویلیام گراهام سامنر

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਗ੍ਰਾਹਮ ਸਮਨਰ

วิลเลียม แกรแฮม ซัมเนอร์

ウィリアム・グラハム・サムナー

サムナー, W. G.

威廉·萨姆纳

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English (767)

German (12)

Spanish (5)

French (4)

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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