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In Henry's Backyard: The Races of Mankind

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Published 1948 by Henry Schuman, Inc.
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Thom Foolery
Mar 11, 2011 Thom Foolery rated it 2 of 5 stars
Recommended to Thom by: Tales for Little Rebels: A Collection of Radical Children's Literature (http://www.amazon.com/Tales-Little-Re... )
Who knew that Ruth Benedict wrote a kid's book? It's appropriate, though, that she wrote a kid's book intended to dispel notions of racial and cultural supremacy. By today's standards some of the material in this book is pretty crude, even offensive, in its reliance on stereotypes. When the reader remembers that this book was published in 1948, however, the content becomes much more progressive, even enlightened, as it looks at human accomplishments across time, race, and culture.
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Ruth Fulton Benedict (June 5, 1887 – September 17, 1948) was an American anthropologist and folklorist.

She was born in New York City, attended Vassar College and graduated in 1909. She entered graduate studies at Columbia University in 1919, where she studied under Franz Boas. She received her Ph.D and joined the faculty in 1923. Margaret Mead, with whom she may have shared a romantic relationship
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