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Feldman, Lawrence H. 1942-

FELDMAN, Lawrence H. 1942-


Born November 27, 1942, in New York, NY; son of Jack (in business) and Ruth (a homemaker; maiden name, Menzer) Feldman. Education: San Diego State University, B.A., 1964; University of CaliforniaLos Angeles, M.A., 1966; Pennsylvania State University, Ph.D., 1971; Catholic University of America, M.L.S., 1992. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Jewish. Hobbies and other interests: Reading and writing science fiction and fantasy.


Home—P.O. Box 2493, Wheaton, MD 20915. E-mail—[email protected].


Historian and author of nonfiction. Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA, instructor, 1971-72; University of Missouri—Columbia, curator, 1973-84; independent researcher and writer, 1984—. Also works as indexer.


Fulbright fellow, 1987; Mellon fellow, 1998.


Indian Payment in Kind: The Sixteenth-Century Encomiendas of Guatemala, Labyrinthos (Culver City, CA), 1992.

Mountains of Fire, Lands That Shake: Earthquakes and Volcanic Eruptions in the Historic Past of Central America, 1505-1899, Labyrinthos (Culver City, Ca), 1993.

The Last Days of British Saint Augustine, 1784-1785: A Spanish Census of the English Colony of East Florida, Clearfield (Baltimore, MD), 1998.

Lost Shores, Forgotten Peoples: Spanish Explorations of the South East Maya Lowlands, Duke University Press (Durham, NC), 2000.

Author of several other books and monographs. Contributor to history journals.


Research for Escape through Spain.


Lawrence H. Feldman told CA: "My aim is to write on my scholarly activities. My next project is the Jews in Spain—how they escaped from Spain in 1492 and through Spain during World War II."

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