Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

Tawney, Richard (R.H.) (1880–1962)

Tawney grew up in Calcutta, India, and studied modern history at Balliol College, Oxford University. In 1917, he became a lecturer at the London School of Economics. He became a professor of economic history in 1931. His work in sociology heavily influenced education, including Secondary Education for All (1922) and Education: the Socialist Policy (1924). He was a strong proponent of adult education. He also published economic and political works, mostly on the flaws of capitalism, including The Acquisitive Society (1920) and Equality (1931). Religion and the Rise of Capitalism (1926) calls attention to the societal problems that accrue from a focus on the acquisition of wealth.