Anthropologist in the White House

  1. Ruth H. Landman and
  2. Katherine Spencer Halpern
  1. Philleo Nash

Published Online: 20 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307030.ch1

Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash

Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash

How to Cite

Nash, P. (1989) Anthropologist in the White House, in Applied Anthropologist and Public Servant: The Life and Work of Philleo Nash (eds R. H. Landman and K. S. Halpern), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307030.ch1

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1989

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780913167281

Online ISBN: 9781444307030

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Keywords:

  • Anthropologist Philleo Nash in the White House;
  • Nash's - in first applied job in Washington, D.C., during World War II;
  • Domestic Branch of the Office of War Information – task of developing criteria for evaluation of racial tensions;
  • Niles and President Truman – developing a relationship of trust and confidence in areas of human rights;
  • Truman's Christmas present to Nash in the last year of his office - the title of “Administrative Assistant to the President”;
  • national problems - racial tension, civil rights, conscientious objection, self-determination for the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Territory of the Pacific;
  • the presidency, a belief system based on premise - that the president does everything by himself;
  • end of World War II and lapse of the War Powers Act - deprivation theory, the precursor of violence - protest and the cause being deprivation;
  • In 1961 - Philleo Nash nominated by President Kennedy to be U.S. Commissioner of lndian Affairs