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The Kalb Lecture: History and Other Social Sciences, March 28, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Lecture/Lecture Series

History

Speaker:
Herbert S Klein

Location:
RMC/Ley Student Center
Farnsworth Pavilion, Ley Student Center

Abstract:
History and the Other Social Sciences
Recent trends in the United States have turned historians away from the Social Sciences just as these fields have become far more historically oriented. This talk will show how and why these new trends in Economics and the Other Social Sciences can be of utility to historical research.

Biography:
Herbert S. Klein is Gouverneur Morris Professor Emeritus of History at Columbia University, is currently a Hoover Research Fellow and Latin American Curator at the Hoover Archives and former Professor of History and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Stanford University. He has published some 174 articles in multiple languages and authored several books on Bolivia: Parties and Political Change in Bolivia, 1880-1952 (1969, 2009); Revolution and the Rebirth of Inequality. (co-author) (1981); Haciendas and Ayllus (1993) and A Concise History of Bolivia (2nd edition 2011). His books on Slavery include most recently African Slavery in Latin American and the Caribbean (2nd ed co-authored 2007); The Middle Passage: Comparative Studies in the Atlantic Slave Trade (1969); The Atlantic Slave Trade (2nd edition 2009);and Slavery in Brazil (co-authored, 2009). On Brazil his most recent books (co-authored) are Slavery and the Economy of São Paulo, 1750-1850 (2003), Brazil Since 1980 (2006); Escravismo em São Paulo e Minas Gerais (2009); Economic and Social History of Brazil Since 1889 (2014), and Brazil, 1964-1985, The Military Regimes of Latin America in the Cold War (2017). On Latin American colonial fiscal history he wrote The American Finances of the Spanish Empire, 1680-1809 (1998) and co-authored a multi-volume collection of colonial tax records and has studied demographic history in A Population History of the United States (2nd ed, 2012) and Hispanics in the United States, 1980-2005 (co-author 2010).