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  1. Acculturation (1938)
    The Study of Culture Contact
  2. [+]
    Adventures in Prehistory (Review)
    Primitive Hearths in the Pyrenees, by Ruth Otis Sawtell and Ida Treat
    1. Primitive Hearths in the Pyrenees by Ruth Otis Sawtell and Ida Treat
    The New Republic, September 14, 1927, p. 103
  3. [+]
    Africa Speaks---for Itself (Review)
    Without Bitterness, by Akweke Orizu
    1. Without Bitterness by Akweke Orizu
    The New Republic, October 16, 1944, p. 500
  4. Books
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    Africa: Hope and Danger (3 Reviews)
    Tell Freedom, by Peter Abrahams
    1. Tell Freedom by Peter Abrahams
    2. Through Malan's Africa by Robert St. John
    3. Report on Africa by Oden Meeker
    The Nation, August 21, 1954, p. 154
  5. [+]
    The African at Home (Review)
    The Bagesu and Other Tribes of the Uganda Protectorate, by John Roscoe
    1. The Bagesu and Other Tribes of the Uganda Protectorate by John Roscoe
    The Nation, July 23, 1924, p. 100
  6. [+]
    African Biography (Review)
    Chaka: A Historical Romance, by Thomas Mofolo
    1. Chaka: A Historical Romance by Thomas Mofolo
    The Nation, January 27, 1932, p. 119
  7. [+]
    African Travelogue (Review)
    Africa Dances, by Geoffrey Gorer
    1. Africa Dances by Geoffrey Gorer
    The New Republic, November 20, 1935, p. 52
  8. [+]
    American Microcosm (Review)
    Middletown in Transition, by Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
    1. Middletown in Transition by Robert Staughton Lynd and Helen Merrell Lynd
    The Nation, April 24, 1937, pp. 474-475
  9. [+]
    The American Negro Family (Review)
    The Negro Family in the United States, by E. Franklin Frazier
    1. The Negro Family in the United States by E. Franklin Frazier
    The Nation, January 27, 1940, p. 104
  10. The American Negro (1928)
    Selected Papers in Afro-American Studies
    4 Reviews, 3 Readable
  11. [+]
    American Stereotypes (Review)
    The Lonely Crowd, by David Riesman, Reuel Denney, and Nathan Glazer
    1. The Lonely Crowd by David Riesman, Reuel Denney, and Nathan Glazer
    The American Scholar, Spring 1951, pp. 244-249
  12. [+]
    The Analysis of Culture (Review)
    History, Psychology, and Culture, by Alexander Goldenweiser
    1. History, Psychology, and Culture by Alexander Goldenweiser
    The Nation, April 5, 1933, p. 379
  13. The Ancestry of the American Negro
    The American Scholar, Winter 1939, pp. 84-94
  14. [+]
    Anthropology a la Freud (Review)
    Social Anthropology, by Geza Roheim
    1. Social Anthropology by Geza Roheim
    The New Republic, January 26, 1927, pp. 284-285
  15. [+]
    Books About Negroes (3 Reviews)
    The Negroes of Africa, by Maurice Delafosse
    1. The Negroes of Africa by Maurice Delafosse
    2. Djuka: The Bush Negros of Dutch Guiana by Morton C. Kahn
    3. Jungle Ways by William B. Seabrook
    The Nation, July 15, 1931, p. 68
  16. Brains and the Immigrant
    The Nation, February 11, 1925, pp. 139-141
  17. [+]
    The Canary Islanders (Review)
    The Ancient Inhabitants of the Canary Islands, by Earnest A. Hooton
    1. The Ancient Inhabitants of the Canary Islands by Earnest A. Hooton
    The Nation, August 11, 1926, p. 133
  18. The Color Line
    The American Mercury, October 1925, pp. 204-208
  19. A Communication
    The New Republic, February 28, 1944, p. 280
  20. Continuity and Change in African Cultures (1959)
    2 Reviews
  21. [+]
    Cottonville and the Race Problem (Review)
    After Freedom, by Hortense Powdermaker
    1. After Freedom by Hortense Powdermaker
    The Nation, September 16, 1939, p. 298
  22. Dahomey: An Ancient West African Kingdom (1938)
    2 Reviews
  23. [+]
    Democracy---for Whom? (Review)
    Color and Democracy, by W.E.B. DuBois
    1. Color and Democracy by W.E.B. DuBois
    The New Republic, July 16, 1945, p. 84
  24. [+]
    The "Different" Negro (Review)
    The Negro in American Life, by Jerome Dowd
    1. The Negro in American Life by Jerome Dowd
    The Nation, December 22, 1926, p. 668
  25. Black and White---Studies in Race Contacts
    The Dilemma of Social Pattern
    The Survey, March 1, 1925, pp. 677-678
  26. The Economic Life of Primitive Peoples (1940)
    1 Review
  27. Economic Transition in Africa (1964)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  28. [+]
    Homo Nordicus---U.S.A. (Review)
    The Conquest of a Continent, by Madison Grant
    1. The Conquest of a Continent by Madison Grant
    The Nation, January 10, 1934, p. 49
  29. The Human Factor in Changing Africa (1962)
    17 Chapters, 571pp - 3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  30. Reviews of Books
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    An Introduction to Social Psychology (Review)
    Psychology and Primitive Culture, by Frederic C. Bartlett
    1. Psychology and Primitive Culture by Frederic C. Bartlett
    The New Republic, March 19, 1924, p. 101
  31. [+]
    Journey for Journey's Sake (Review)
    Crossroads of the Caribbean Sea, by Hendrik de Leeuw
    1. Crossroads of the Caribbean Sea by Hendrik de Leeuw
    The Nation, April 15, 1936, p. 489
  32. Life in a Haitian Valley (1937)
    4 Reviews, 1 Readable
  33. [+]
    Literary Africa (Review)
    The African Saga, by Blaise Cendrars
    1. The African Saga by Blaise Cendrars
    The Nation, March 28, 1928, p. 351
  34. [+]
    Lo, the Poor Haitian (Review)
    The Magic Island, by W.B. Seabrook
    1. The Magic Island by W.B. Seabrook
    The Nation, February 13, 1929, pp. 198-199
  35. Books
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    A Lot More About Africa (4 Reviews)
    Inside Africa, by John Gunther
    1. Inside Africa by John Gunther
    2. The African Awakening by Basil Davidson
    3. They Wait in Darkness by George W. Shepherd, Jr.
    4. The African Giant by Stuart Cloete
    The Nation, November 12, 1955, p. 421
  36. [+]
    Lynching, an American Pastime (Review)
    Rope and Faggot, by Walter Francis White
    1. Rope and Faggot by Walter Francis White
    The Nation, May 15, 1929, p. 588
  37. Man and His Works (1948)
    4 Reviews, 2 Readable
  38. [+]
    Man, Nature, and Culture (Review)
    The Relation of Nature to Man in Aboriginal America, by Clark Wissler
    1. The Relation of Nature to Man in Aboriginal America by Clark Wissler
    The Nation, September 1, 1926, p. 199
  39. [+]
    Melanesian Poets and Poisoners (Review)
    Sorcerers of Dobu, by R.F. Fortune
    1. Sorcerers of Dobu by R.F. Fortune
    The Nation, September 28, 1932, p. 288
  40. [+]
    The Melanesian Woman (Review)
    Life in Lesu, by Hortense Powdermaker
    1. Life in Lesu by Hortense Powdermaker
    The Nation, June 28, 1933, p. 732
  41. [+]
    Missionaries in Africa (3 Reviews)
    Black Treasure, by Basil Mathews
    1. Black Treasure by Basil Mathews
    2. Sons of Africa by Georgina Anne Gollock
    3. The Call Drum by Mary Entwistle and Elizabeth Harris
    The Nation, March 20, 1929, p. 349
  42. [+]
    More Haitian "Adventures" (2 Reviews)
    Tell My Horse, by Zora Neale Hurston
    1. Tell My Horse by Zora Neale Hurston
    2. A Puritan in Voodoo-Land by Edna Taft
    The Nation, April 1, 1939, p. 385
  43. [+]
    More Spirituals (Review)
    The Second Book of Negro Spirituals, by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson
    1. The Second Book of Negro Spirituals by James Weldon Johnson and J. Rosamond Johnson
    The New Republic, January 12, 1927, p. 230
  44. The Myth of the Negro Past (1941)
    7 Reviews, 3 Readable
  45. Native Self-Government
    Foreign Affairs, April 1944, pp. 413-423
  46. [+]
    Negro History (Review)
    Black Folk: Then and Now, by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois
    1. Black Folk: Then and Now by W.E. Burghardt Du Bois
    The New Republic, August 16, 1939, p. 55
  47. [+]
    The Negro Problem: A Restatement (Review)
    The American Race Problem, by Edward Byron Reuter
    1. The American Race Problem by Edward Byron Reuter
    The Nation, April 13, 1927, p. 402
  48. [+]
    A Note on Progress (2 Reviews)
    Social Factors in Medical Progress, by Bernhard J. Stern
    1. Social Factors in Medical Progress by Bernhard J. Stern
    2. Should We Be Vaccinated? by Bernhard J. Stern
    The Nation, September 21, 1927, p. 292
  49. [+]
    On Race-Thinking (2 Reviews)
    Race: A Study in Modern Superstition, by Jacques Barzun
    1. Race: A Study in Modern Superstition by Jacques Barzun
    2. Primitive Intelligence and Environment by S.D. Porteus
    The Nation, October 30, 1937, p. 480
  50. [+]
    A Pioneer Anthropologist (Review)
    Lewis Henry Morgan: Social Evolutionist, by Bernhard J. Stern
    1. Lewis Henry Morgan: Social Evolutionist by Bernhard J. Stern
    The Nation, June 8, 1932, p. 657
  51. [+]
    Prehistory (Review)
    Anthropology, by Alfred L. Kroeber
    1. Anthropology by Alfred L. Kroeber
    The New Republic, February 27, 1924, p. 25
  52. [+]
    Prehistory and Before (4 Reviews)
    Human Origins: A Manual of Prehistory, by George Grant MacCurdy
    1. Human Origins: A Manual of Prehistory by George Grant MacCurdy
    2. Ancient Hunters and Their Modern Representatives by W.J. Sollas
    3. The Earth Before History by Edmond Perrier
    4. Prehistoric Man by Jacques J. DeMorgan
    The Nation, June 10, 1925, pp. 670-671
  53. [+]
    Primitive Childhood (Review)
    Growing Up in New Guinea, by Margaret Mead
    1. Growing Up in New Guinea by Margaret Mead
    The Nation, February 4, 1931, p. 131
  54. [+]
    The Primitive "Imagination" (Review)
    Lobagola: An African Savage's Own Story, by Bata Lobagola and Bata Kindai Amgoza
    1. Lobagola: An African Savage's Own Story by Bata Lobagola and Bata Kindai Amgoza
    The Nation, July 23, 1930, p. 102
  55. [+]
    Primitive Mentality? (Review)
    Primitive Mentality, by Lucien Levy-Bruhl
    1. Primitive Mentality by Lucien Levy-Bruhl
    The Nation, December 12, 1923, p. 689
  56. [+]
    Primitive Mind and Primitive Legalism (2 Reviews)
    Crime and Custom in Savage Society, by Bronislaw Malinowski
    1. Crime and Custom in Savage Society by Bronislaw Malinowski
    2. How Natives Think by Lucien Levy-Bruhl
    The New Republic, October 27, 1926, p. 277
  57. [+]
    Primitives as People (Review)
    Primitives and the Supernatural, by Lucien Levy-Bruhl
    1. Primitives and the Supernatural by Lucien Levy-Bruhl
    The New Republic, April 22, 1936, p. 322
  58. [+]
    The Problem of Race (Review)
    Race Differences, by Otto Klineberg
    1. Race Differences by Otto Klineberg
    The New Republic, March 4, 1936, p. 116
  59. Rebel Destiny (1934)
    Among the Bush Negroes of Dutch Guiana
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  60. [+]
    Reductio ad Absurdum (Review)
    The Racial Elements of European History, by Hans F.K. Gunther
    1. The Racial Elements of European History by Hans F.K. Gunther
    The New Republic, August 22, 1928, p. 25
  61. [+]
    Religion and Society (Review)
    Primitive Religion: Its Nature and Origin, by Paul Radin
    1. Primitive Religion: Its Nature and Origin by Paul Radin
    The New Republic, January 19, 1938, p. 317
  62. [+]
    "To See Oursel's" (Review)
    The Savage Hits Back, by Julius E. Lips
    1. The Savage Hits Back by Julius E. Lips
    The Nation, October 9, 1937, p. 382
  63. [+]
    Simian Social Life (Review)
    The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes, by S. Zuckerman
    1. The Social Life of Monkeys and Apes by S. Zuckerman
    The Nation, August 24, 1932, p. 178
  64. [+]
    Songs of the Pacific (Review)
    Haiti Singing, by Harold Courlander
    1. Haiti Singing by Harold Courlander
    The Saturday Review, May 18, 1940, p. 19
  65. [+]
    "Then I Saw the Congo..." (Review)
    Congo Solo, by Emily Hahn
    1. Congo Solo by Emily Hahn
    The Nation, September 6, 1933, p. 277
  66. [+]
    Through Alien Eyes (Review)
    Alien Americans, by B.J.O. Schrieke
    1. Alien Americans by B.J.O. Schrieke
    The Nation, June 27, 1936, p. 850
  67. Trinidad Village (1947)
    3 Reviews, 2 Readable
  68. [+]
    The Unity of Mankind (Review)
    Social Origins and Social Continuities, by Alfred Marston Tozzer
    1. Social Origins and Social Continuities by Alfred Marston Tozzer
    The Nation, January 27, 1926, p. 91
  69. [+]
    Voodoo Nonsense (Review)
    Voodoo Fire in Haiti, by Richard A. Loederer
    1. Voodoo Fire in Haiti by Richard A. Loederer
    The Nation, September 11, 1935, p. 308
  70. General Articles
    What Has Africa Given America?
    The New Republic, September 4, 1935, pp. 92-94
  71. What Is a Race?
    The American Mercury, June 1924, pp. 207-209
  72. What Your Child Learns
    The Nation, September 17, 1924, pp. 282-283
  73. [+]
    The White Man's Burden (Review)
    Savage Civilization, by Tom Harrisson
    1. Savage Civilization by Tom Harrisson
    The New Republic, October 27, 1937, pp. 348-349
  74. [+]
    Whither Eugenics? (Review)
    Heredity and Politics, by J.B.S. Haldane
    1. Heredity and Politics by J.B.S. Haldane
    The Nation, May 14, 1938, p. 563
  75. Books
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    Will Africa Be Next? (5 Reviews)
    The Heart of Africa, by Alexander Campbell
    1. The Heart of Africa by Alexander Campbell
    2. Africa: The Racial Issue by Joan Coyne MacLean
    3. South Africa in a Changing World by Edgar H. Brookes
    4. Mau Mau and the Kikuyu by Louis S.B. Leakey
    5. Before the African Storm by John Cookson
    The Nation, June 5, 1954, p. 486
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