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Homans, George Caspar (11 August 1910–29 May 1989), sociologist, historian, and poet, was born in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Robert Homans, an attorney, and Abigail Adams, a homemaker, civic activist, and author. Homans was surely the most blue-blooded American sociologist of the century. All the male ancestors on his father’s side had attended Harvard since 1768 and were very successful merchants, lawyers, and physicians in the Boston area. His mother’s male ancestors had been at Harvard even longer. Through his mother (author of ...