Frederick John Teggart

Frederick John Teggart

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Frederick John Teggart was an Irish-American historian and social scientist, known for work on the history of civilization
Civilization is a sometimes controversial term that has been used in several related ways. Primarily, the term has been used to refer to the material and instrumental side of human cultures that are complex in terms of technology, science, and division of labor. Such civilizations are generally...



He was born in Belfast
Belfast is the capital of and largest city in Northern Ireland. By population, it is the 14th biggest city in the United Kingdom and second biggest on the island of Ireland . It is the seat of the devolved government and legislative Northern Ireland Assembly...

 on 9 May 1870, and was educated at Methodist College Belfast
Methodist College Belfast
Methodist College Belfast , styled locally as Methody, is a voluntary grammar school in Belfast, Northern Ireland, one of eight Northern Irish schools represented on the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference, and is a member of the Independent Schools Council...

 and Trinity College, Dublin
Trinity College, Dublin
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. He emigrated to the United States and graduated B.A. at Stanford University
Stanford University
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 in 1894. He then worked as a librarian.

He had positions at the University of California
University of California
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, becoming Associate Professor there in 1911; in 1919 a new department was set up for him, at Berkeley the Department of Social Institutions. A full professor in 1925, he retired in 1940, although he remained actively engaged in research until shortly before his death.
From 1923 Department of Social Institutions at Berkeley.


Further reading

  • Grace Dangberg (1983), A guide to the life and works of Frederick J. Teggart

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