Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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American Historical School

The approach of Franz Boas, termed historical particularism. Although he never established a formal school of anthropology, Boasian anthropology nevertheless exists in terms of the influence of the man and his students, who included Alfred Kroeber, Margaret Mead, Ruth Benedict, Edward Sapir, Melville Hershkovits, Robert Lowie, A. Irving Hallowell, M. F. Ashley Montagu, Ruth Bunsel, Paul Radin, and Leslie Spier.

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