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North Carolina's renowned sociologist Howard W. Odum of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill says he thinks more of his bulls than his books. There are arguments and an interesting story for both the bulls and the books.
After coming to North Carolina in 1924 as a graduate student in sociology, Guy Benton Johnson intended to study social sciences, but under the advisement of Howard Odum, Johnson spent his first year in graduate school compiling and editing manuscripts of black folk song. The result was THE NEGRO AND HIS SONGS in 1925 and later THE NEGRO WORKADAY SONGS and JOHN HENRY: TRACKING DOWN THE NEGRO LEGEND.
This article details the life and works of Dr. Howard Washington Odum, professor at Chapel Hill for over 32 years and unique contributor to the development of sociology.