9780890968901

Knight Without Armor : Carlos Eduardo Castaneda, 1896-1958

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    9780890968901

  • ISBN10:

    089096890X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-01
  • Publisher: Texas A & M Univ Pr

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Summary

Knight without Armor is the definitive biography of one of the most substantial yet unknown historians of the twentieth century. No historian of Hispanic descent has matched Castaneda's success, with eighteen books and nearly fifty articles published in three decades. He was also one of the most distinguished historians of his time, having earned accolades such as knighthood in the Vatican's Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and in Spain's Order of Isabel la Catolica for contributing to the study of Catholicism and the history of the Spanish borderlands in North America.

In his rise to prominence, Castaneda had to overcome financial burdens and ethnic discrimination. Rising from humble origins in South Texas, he fought to improve school conditions in the barrios of San Antonio and Del Rio and served on Franklin D. Roosevelt's Committee on Fair Employment Practice during World War II. In 1939 he became a professor and historian at the University of Texas, where he taught Latin American and Catholic history. His seven-volume study, Our Catholi

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
ix
Preface xiii
The Formative Years, 1896--1923
3(17)
Sojourn in Virginia, 1923--27
20(23)
The Making of a Librarian, 1927--29
43(34)
Appointment with History, 1930--32
77(28)
Involuntary Exile to Del Rio, 1933--35
105(41)
Return from the Border, 1935--38
146(27)
The Glory of Knighthood, 1939--42
173(40)
From Academician to Wartime Public Servant, 1943--44
213(40)
From Regional Director to Full-Time Historian, 1945--47
253(25)
Ascendancy to the Summit, 1948--50
278(16)
At the Summit, 1951--53
294(24)
The Twilight Years, 1954--58
318(24)
Farewell to a Project
342(9)
Abbreviations 351(2)
Notes 353(54)
Bibliography 407(10)
Index 417

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