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date: 14 November 2019

Knight, M. M.locked

(29 April 1887–23 June 1981)
  • Giulio Pontecorvo

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Knight, M. M. (29 April 1887–23 June 1981), economist and historian, was born Melvin Moses Knight near Bloomington, Illinois, the son of Winton Knight and Julia Hyneman, farmers. One of nine children, at age thirteen Knight was helping cultivate the fields, hiring the help, keeping the books for the family farm, and being tutored in Greek by his mother. In 1910, without a high school education, he followed his elder brother ...

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