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Frank H. Hankins
Born(1877-09-27)September 27, 1877
DiedJanuary 24, 1970(1970-01-24) (aged 92)
Alma materColumbia University
Scientific career
InstitutionsClark University
ThesisAdolphe Quetelet as Statistician (1908)
Doctoral advisorHenry Ludwell Moore
Doctoral studentsMelvin M. Knight

Frank Hamilton Hankins (September 27, 1877[1] – January 24, 1970) was an American sociologist and anthropologist who was the president of the American Sociological Society in 1938. He wrote the book The Racial Basis of Civilization (1926) which was critical of racial theories such as Aryanism, Gobinism, Celticism, Anglo-Saxonism and Nordicism.[2]

In 1933 he was one of signers of the Humanist Manifesto.[3]



  1. ^ Hankins, Frank Hamilton – Smithipedia
  2. ^ Calcutta Review. University of Calcutta Press. 1929. He vigorously attacks the doctrines of race-superiority embodied in Aryanism, Gobinism, Teutonism, Celticism, Anglo-Saxonism and Nordicism Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "Humanist Manifesto I". American Humanist Association. Retrieved September 15, 2012.