Frank H. Hankins

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Frank Hamilton Hankins (September 27, 1877, Wilkshire, Ohio[1] – January 24, 1970, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey) 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 Nordic theory.

In 1933 he was one of signers of the Humanist Manifesto.[2]


  • Adolphe Quetelet as Statistician (1908)
  • An Introduction to the Study of Society: An Outline of Primary Factors and Fundamental Institutions (1928)
  • The Racial Basis of Civilization: A Critique of the Nordic Doctrine (1931)
  • Reminiscences of Frank Hamilton Hankins(1968)


  1. ^ Hankins, Frank Hamilton – Smithipedia
  2. ^ "Humanist Manifesto I". American Humanist Association. Retrieved September 15, 2012.