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By Susan C. Seymour

Although Cora Du Bois started her lifestyles within the early 20th century as a lonely and awkward woman, her mind and interest propelled her right into a awesome existence as an anthropologist and diplomat within the forefront of social and educational change.

Du Bois studied with Franz Boas, a founding father of American anthropology, and with a few of his most outstanding scholars: Ruth Benedict, Alfred Kroeber, and Robert Lowie. in the course of international conflict II, she served as a high-ranking officer for the place of work of Strategic prone because the merely lady to go one of many OSS branches of intelligence, examine and research in Southeast Asia. After the struggle she joined the nation division as leader of the Southeast Asia department of the department of study for the a ways East. She used to be additionally the 1st woman complete professor, with tenure, appointed at Harvard collage and have become president of the yankee Anthropological Association.

Du Bois labored to maintain her private and non-private lives separate, in particular whereas dealing with the FBI’s harassment as an opponent of U.S. engagements in Vietnam and as a “liberal” lesbian in the course of the McCarthy period. Susan C. Seymour’s biography weaves jointly Du Bois’s own lives to demonstrate this unprecedented “first lady” and the complexities of the 20 th century that she either skilled and influenced.

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