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Lester Frank Ward

a.k.a. Lester F. Ward

Author Code: ALFW

Born: Jun 18, 1941 - Joliet, Illinois, USA

Died: Apr. 18, 1913 - Washington D.C., USA

From an enormous family of 29 children (!), Ward moved around during his early years, spending time in Illinois, Iowa, and Pennsylvania. He taught at a country school in order to raise money for college and subsequently attended Susquehana Collegiate Institute. There he met Elizabeth Vought who he married in 1862. During the Civil War, Ward fought in the Union Army and was wounded three times. Following the war, he moved to Washington D.C. and began editing a newsletter. He returned to his education and graduated from George Washington University in 1869. Two years later he received his law degree and was admitted to the Washington bar, although he never practised law. For much of his life he worked as a scientific civil servant for the federal government in areas such as geology, palaeontology and botany.By 1876, he had become seriously involved in the burgeoning area of sociology. In 1883, he published Dynamic Sociology (Volume 1) which had as much to do with education as sociology. He 1892, he became the palaeontologist for the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and remained in that post until 1906. That year, he accepted the position of the chair of Sociology at Brown University and was elected the first president of the American Sociological Association. During his long career Ward was an advocate of equal rights for women and had progressive views on race, His works include Flora of Washington (1881), Sketch of Paleobotany (1885), Neo-Darwinism and Neo-Lamarckism (1891), The Psychic Factors of Civilisation (1893), Dynamic Sociology - (Volume 22) Contemporary Sociology (1902), A Text-Book of Sociology (1905), Social Classes in the Light of Modern Sociological Theory (1908) and Eugenics, Euthenics and Eudemics (1913)

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ALFW001 The Place of Sociology Among the Sciences 1895 7 147k eBook Download PDF - 'The Place of Sociology Among the Sciences' (ALFW001)   Download ePub - 'The Place of Sociology Among the Sciences' (ALFW001) Find a printed copy of The Place of Sociology Among the Sciences by Lester Frank Ward at AbeBooks
ALFW003 Social Genesis 1897 8 157k eBook Download PDF - 'Social Genesis' (ALFW003)   Download ePub - 'Social Genesis' (ALFW003) Find a printed copy of Social Genesis by Lester Frank Ward at AbeBooks
ALFW005 Sociology and Anthropology 1896 5 128k eBook Download PDF - 'Sociology and Anthropology' (ALFW005)   Download ePub - 'Sociology and Anthropology' (ALFW005) Find a printed copy of Sociology and Anthropology by Lester Frank Ward at AbeBooks
ALFW004 Sociology and Biology 1895 8 154k eBook Download PDF - 'Sociology and Biology' (ALFW004)   Download ePub - 'Sociology and Biology' (ALFW004) Find a printed copy of Sociology and Biology by Lester Frank Ward at AbeBooks
ALFW002 Sociology and Cosmology 1895 8 143k eBook Download PDF - 'Sociology and Cosmology' (ALFW002)   Download ePub - 'Sociology and Cosmology' (ALFW002) Find a printed copy of Sociology and Cosmology by Lester Frank Ward at AbeBooks

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