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Franz Boas Franz Boas was sometimes called the father of American anthropology. As stated in Franz biography on britannica.com, he was born on July 9, 1858 in Minden, Germany. He was the son of a merchant and his parents were liberals. He was Jewish but says he grew up feeling completely German. Boas was said to spend a lot of time reading and educating himself. From a young age, he took an interest in natural science such as botany, geography, zoology, geology, and astronomy. He attended high school at gymnasium in Minden. While in high school, boas became interested in the history of culture. He continued his studies at the Universities of Heidelberg, Bonn and Kiel. He later received his PH.D. from Kiel in physics and geography in 1881. He served in the military for a year, then later continued his studies in berlin. According to the “International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences,” Boas was a
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