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Liberia: Description, History, Problems
Chicago: Privately Published, 1915. First Edition. Blue Cloth. Near Fine/No Dust Jacket. Folding Map at Rear. Inscribed by Author(s). Xiv, 277 Pp. Blue Cloth Stamped In White. Good Source For History Of Formation Of Liberia. Privately Published By The Author. Almost No Wear At All. White Lettering Strong And Unworn, Spine Not Faded, No Fraying, Hinges Tight. Inscribed "With Best Wishes" By Author On Front Endpaper. Frederick Starr (1858-1933) Was Professor Of Anthropology At The University Of Chicago From 1892 Until His Retirement In 1923. Starr Was Born In Auburn, New York, The Fourth Son Of A Presbyterian Minister. He Was Educated At The University Of Rochester And Received A Ph.D. In Geology From Lafayette College In 1885. He Served In Various Academic Posts Including Registrar And Professor Of Geography At Chautauqua Where He Became Acquainted With William Rainey Harper. In 1892, Harper Asked Starr To Help Organize A Program In Anthropology At The New University Of Chicago. Starr Taught Anthropology In The Department Of Sociology And Anthropology Under The Leadership Of Head Professor Albion W. Small. He Was An Active And Popular Lecturer Throughout His Tenure At The University, Combining A Heavy Teaching Load With Extensive Travel. He Also Served As Curator Of The Walker Museum From 1895 Until Retirement. Starr's Reputation Was Not Based On His Scholarship, But On A Popular And Controversial Lecture Style Which Did Much To Create An Interest In The Study Of Culture. His Work In Support Of Leopold's Defense Of His Congo Holdings Is A Source Of Much Modern Criticism Of His Work. For His Work On The Book Liberia: Description, History, Problems, Frederick Starr Assembled A Small Collection Of Research Materials; They Cover The History Of The American Colonization Society And Liberia From 1792 To 1914, And Are Now Held At The University Of Chicago. Fay-Cooper Cole, Starr's Successor At The University, Praised Him In The Dictionary Of American Biography For "The Wide Interest He Personally Created In The Subject Of Anthropology, And The Appreciation Of Other Peoples Which He Engendered In His Students."
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