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By Susan C. Seymour

Although Cora Du Bois all started her lifestyles within the early 20th century as a lonely and awkward woman, her mind and interest propelled her right into a extraordinary lifestyles 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 global struggle II, she served as a high-ranking officer for the workplace of Strategic companies because the in basic terms girl to go one of many OSS branches of intelligence, learn and research in Southeast Asia. After the warfare she joined the nation division as leader of the Southeast Asia department of the department of study for the a ways East. She was once additionally the 1st lady complete professor, with tenure, appointed at Harvard college and have become president of the yank Anthropological Association.

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

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