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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 ...

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Howard, George Elliott (01 October 1849–09 June 1928), historian and sociologist, was born in Saratoga, New York, the son of Isaac Howard and Margaret Hardin (occupations unknown). In 1868 Howard traveled in a covered wagon to Nebraska, where he graduated from State Normal School at Peru in 1870. After receiving an A.B. from the new University of Nebraska in 1876, he traveled to Munich and Paris to study history and Roman law for two years. He married a classmate, Alice May Frost of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1880; they were childless....

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Nelson, Benjamin (11 February 1911–17 September 1977), sociologist and historian, was born in New York City, the son of Marks Nelson, a small-store owner and later a real estate businessman, and Mary Finesmith, a poet who wrote in both English and Yiddish. Both of his parents immigrated to the United States from Russia in 1906. After graduating from the City College of New York in 1931, Benjamin Nelson went to Columbia University where he earned a doctorate in medieval history in 1944. The subject of his dissertation, “The Restitution of Usury in Late Medieval Ecclesiastical Law,” and all its religious, social, and legal ramifications was a significant point of reference in his major writings, especially ...