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C. Wright Mills (1916-1962), the political sociologist and influential intellectual, had a little to say about a great many subjects, and a lot to say about a few subjects of great importance. In his major books, The New Men of Power (1948), White Collar (1951), The Power Elite (1956), and The Sociological Imagination (1959), he laid down a social theory that many readers have viewed as characteristically American.

Mills was raised and educated in Texas. Throughout his career, he nu

Fri, November 10, 2006 | Tom Lea rooms, HRC 3.206

3:00 PM

John H. Summers is Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University. In 2006 he received his doctorate in American intellectual history from the University of Rochester. His writing has appeared in the Journal of American History, The Nation, and The New York Times Book Review. His biography of C. Wright Mills is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.

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