Nebraska Authors

Edward Alsworth Ross

Born 1866-12-12 Virden, IL (USA)

Died 1951-07-22
Madison, WI (USA)

Famed and controversial Sociologist and Eugenics proponent, Edward Ross taught Sociology at the University of Nebraska from 1900-1905, after he was fired from his position at Stanford for controversial anti-Chinese racist views and for expressing support for muckraking criticisms of the railroads. He left Nebraska for the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he spent the rest of his career. It is interesting that given his earlier views, in the closing years of his life, he served as Chairman of the National Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union.

Places Lived

Stanford, CA
Lincoln, NE
Madison, WI

Author Of

  • Nonfiction


Sociology and Sociologists; Eugenics; University of Nebraska Faculty


Professor of Sociology

Places Worked

Stanford University, Stanford, CA
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI


Chairman of the National Committee of the American Civil Liberties Union


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