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Wallace, Anthony F. C. (1923–)
Anthony F. C. Wallace, born April 15, 1923, is a Canadian-born American anthropologist and historian best known for his work in community studies and ethnohistory, particularly social changes triggered by technological change. He received a PhD in 1950 from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he taught from 1951 to 1988. Wallace's book The Death and Rebirth of the Seneca (1970) is a classic ethnohistorical study. The book highlights an Iroquois cultural revitalization in the 1800s following acute stress on Iroquois culture. The Iroquois were experiencing social and cultural collapse. The book focuses on Handsome Lake, the His ...