Herbert S. Klein

Ph.D., History, University of Chicago

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Correo electrónico: hklein@stanford.edu
Grado académico: Ph.D., History, University of Chicago
Institución: Stanford University
Departamento: History Department
Página Web: http://www.hoover.org/bios/klein.html
Temas de Interés:
  • Planeación y política económica
  • Estudios económicos de países e historia comparada
Areas de Especialización: Comparative economic and social history and change in Latin America and the United States
CV Resumido: Herbert S. Klein, Professor of History, specializes in Latin American history. He received his B.A. from the University of Chicago in 1957 and his Ph.D. from Chicago in 1963. For thirty five years he taught at Columbia University and was the Gouverneur Morris Professor of History. He is the author of some 17 books and 150 articles in several languages on Latin America and on comparative themes in social and economic history. Among these books are four comparative studies of slavery, the most recent of which are African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (1986), The Atlantic Slave Trade (1999), and Slavery and the Economy of São Paulo, 1750-1850 (co-author) (2003), as well as four books on Bolivian history, the latest of which is Haciendas and Ayllus: Rural Society in the Bolivian Andes in the 18th and 19th Centuries (1993) and A Concise History of Bolivia (2003). He has also published on such diverse themes as The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680-1809 (1998) and A Population History of the United States (2004). His long-term interests are in comparative economic and social history, and he is currently working on 20th century social change in Latin America and the United States. Aside from courses on Latin America, he teaches methodology classes on Quantative Methods in Historical Research and Demographic History. He has taught full terms as well at the Universities of Toronto, Buenos Aires, La República in Uruguay (two terms in different years), Universidad de San Andrés (Argentina). and Univerisdade de São Paulo (several terms); as well as the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; L'Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales(Paris) (two terms in different years); Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Universidade Federal de Paraná, the Colegio de México and at the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés in La Paz, Bolivia. He has been a Guggenheim fellow, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, a Fulbright Lecturer several times and was a post-doctoral fellow at Yale and Oxford. He is currently Professor of History, and a Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University.
Publicaciones recientes:
  • He is the author or co-author (in several languages) of more than 20 books and 150 articles on Latin America and on comparative themes in social and economic history. Among these books are four comparative studies of slavery, the most recent of which are African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (1986, 2nd revised edition 2007), The Atlantic Slave Trade (1999), and Slavery and the Economy of São Paulo, 1750–1850 (coauthored) (2003), as well as four books on Bolivian history, the latest of which is Haciendas and Ayllus: Rural Society in the Bolivian Andes in the 18th and 19th Centuries (1993) and A Concise History of Bolivia (2003). He has also published The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680–1809 (1998), A Population History of the United States (2004) and Brazil since 1980 (coauthored) (2006).
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Investigación:
  • His long-term interests are in comparative economic and social history. He is currently working on twentieth-century social change in Latin America and the United States.
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