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Prophets and Ghosts

The Story of Salvage Anthropology

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$39.95 • £31.95 • €36.00

ISBN 9780674979574

Publication Date: 10/26/2021

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328 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 photos

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Samuel J. Redman is the author of Bone Rooms: From Scientific Racism to Human Prehistory in Museums, named a Nature Top 20 Book and a Smithsonian Top History Book. A specialist in American cultural and museum history, he is Associate Professor of History at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and has worked at the Science Museum of Minnesota and the Field Museum in Chicago.

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