The Study of Sociology

The Study of Sociology

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The Study of Sociology

The Study of Sociology

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This little work has been written at the instigation of my American friend, Professor Youmans.When, some two years ago, he was in England making arrangements for that International Scientific Series which he originated and succeeded in organizing, he urged me to contribute to it a volume on the Study of Sociology. Feeling that the general undertaking in which I am engaged, is extensive enough to demand all my energies, I continued for a long time to resist; and I finally yielded only to the modified proposal that I should furnish the ideas and materials, and leave the embodiment of them to some fit collaborateur. As might have been expected, it was difficult to find one in all respects suitable; and, eventually, I undertook the task myself.

After thus committing myself, it occurred to me as desirable that, instead of writing the volume simply for the International Scientific Series, I should prepare it for previous issue in a serial form, both here and in the United States.In pursuance of this idea, arrangements were made with the Contemporary Review to publish the successive chapters ; and in America they have been simultaneously published in the Popular Science Monthly. Beginning in May, 1872, this publication by installments...

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