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Feldman, Lawrence H. 1942-

FELDMAN, Lawrence H. 1942-

PERSONAL:

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.

ADDRESSES:

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

CAREER:

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.

AWARDS, HONORS:

Fulbright fellow, 1987; Mellon fellow, 1998.

WRITINGS:

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.

WORK IN PROGRESS:

Research for Escape through Spain.

SIDELIGHTS:

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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