ANTHROPOLOGY UNMASKED MUSEUMS, SCIENCE, AND POLITICS, VOLUMES 1 AND 2
By Stanley A. Freed
Anthropology Unmasked is the 100-year history of one of America's leading Departments of Anthropology. It shows the growth of the American Muesum of Natural History, from it's uncertain beginnings in the 19th century to it's first tier ranking today of such museums worldwide. The book features the groundbreaking research by a cast of extraordinary characters who made a success of difficult and dangerous projects in remote places--from Siberia to Greenland to the Straits of Magellan--where danger was routine and where heroics were necessary and expected.
"The Anthropology Department at the AMNH has played a major role in increasing and diffusing knowledge about humanity and human diversity through time. Freed's excellent history tells us how they did it."
--Don D. Fowler, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Historic Preservation and Anthropology, University of Nevada