Snyder, Louis Leo

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SNYDER, LOUIS LEO (1907–1993), U.S. historian. Born in Maryland, Snyder's academic career was spent at the City College and City University of New York, where he was professor of history. A most productive author, he wrote textbooks, children's books, and popular history, and edited the Anvil series of more than 100 volumes. Snyder's scholarly studies have centered in the fields of nationalism and German history.

Among his major works are Hitlerism (1932), Race (1939), German Nationalism (19692), The Meaning of Nationalism (1954), The War: A Concise History, 193945 (1960), Hitler and Nazism (1967), The New Nationalism (1968), Great Turning Points in History (1971), Encyclopedia of the Third Reich (1976), National Socialist Germany (1984), Diplomacy in Iron: Bismarck (1985), Hitler's Elite (1990), Encyclopedia of Nationalism (1990), and Hitler's German Enemies (1992). He also edited Human Rights: Meaning and History (with M. Palumbo, 1982).


M. Palumbo and W. Shanahan (eds), Nationalism: Essays in Honor of Louis L. Synder (1981).