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By Edward Rafferty

Although Lester Frank Ward's accomplishments aren't to boot identified this day, he's thought of the daddy of yank Sociology and his paintings profoundly encouraged such very important thinkers as Thorstein Veblen, John Dewey, Edward Ross, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman. In Apostle of Human growth, Edward C. Rafferty offers the 1st complete scale highbrow portrait of this crucial public philosopher. Rafferty exhibits how Ward's proposal laid the rules for the fashionable administrative country and explores his contributions to 20th century American liberalism. perfect for someone attracted to the historical past of yankee intellectuals and ideas.

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