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  James A. Garfield
  Franz Boas
  Jane Adams
  Frederick Jackson Turner
  H. H. Goddard
  Charles Davenport
  Julia Lathrop
  Robert and Helen Lynd
  President Hoover
  President Roosevelt
  George Gallup
  Alfred Kinsey
  Betty Friedan
  Daniel Patrick Moynihan
  James Coleman
  Middletown III Team
  Alfred Kahn
  Paul Volcker
  James Q. Wilson
  Middletown IV Team
  Ben Wattenberg

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Hoover and RooseveltspacerPresident Herbert Hoover

1929 - President Herbert Hoover commissioned a national-level study to do for the entire nation what Middletown had done for Muncie, Indiana. Ogburn was chosen as the Research Director. Robert Lynd wrote the chapter on consumption. 

1933 - The giant social science project commissioned by President Hoover is published as Recent Social Trends in the United States.

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Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt. Courtesy of the National Archives.

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