Abram Lincoln Harris

Abram Lincoln Harris

Fellow: Awarded 1935
Field of Study: Economics
Fellow: Awarded 1936
Field of Study: Economics
Fellow: Awarded 1943
Field of Study: Economics
Fellow: Awarded 1953
Field of Study: Economics

Competition: US & Canada

Education: Howard University

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1935–36:

HARRIS, ABRAM LINCOLN: Appointed for a study of certain aspects of the economic systems of Karl Marx and Thorstein Veblen; tenure, twelve months from July 1, 1935.

Born January 17, 1899, at Richmond, Virginia. Education: Virginia Union University, B.S., 1922; University of Pittsburgh, M.A., 1925; Columbia University, Ph.D., 1930.

Research Assistant, 1922–23, National Urban League; Instructor in Economics, 1924–25, West Virginia State College; Executive Secretary, 1925–26, Minneapolis Urban League; Statistical Assistant, Department of Anthropology, 1926, Department of Banking, 1927, Columbia University; Assistant Professor of Economics, 1927–28, Associate Professor, 1930—, Howard University.

Publications:  The Black Worker: A Study of the Negro in the American Labor Movement, 1931; The Negro as Capitalist, 1936. Articles in Journal of Political Economy, Journal of Social Forces, Encyclopaedia of the Social Sciences, Nation, American Mercury. Contributor to Economic Essays in Honor of Wesley Clair Mitchell, 1935.

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