History Fields and Professors: Latin America - Steck and Cardozo

Prof. Manoel Cardozo

Prof. Manoel Cardozo
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Francis Borgia Steck

Prof. Francis Borgia Steck, OFM (1884-1962)[i] taught between 1933 and 1943 at CUA, Hist 107 (Colonial Hispanic-American History), 525, 526, 595, 596 (Spanish Colonial Empire, Spanish Borderlands: From Florida to California, Constitutional and Social Developments)

Theses under Steck:

* Mr. Emilio Colon Tres Momentos de Historia de Puerto Rico Vistos a traves de los Informes Consulares, 1818-1850 2/7/1942
* Ivo Bauman Rev. Mexico During the Reign of Philip the Second, 1558-1598 2/7/1942
* Miss Ivonne Stafford Mexico During the REigns of the First Bourbons, Philip V and Ferdinand VI (1700-1759) 12/11/1942
* Miss Helen Robertson Mexico During the Reign of Charles III (1665-1700) 12/11/1942
* Sister M. Remigia, O.S.F. Mexico During the Reign of Charles III (1759-1788) 12/11/1942
* Sister M. Teresa Austin Cann, S.S.J. Mexico During the Reigns of Philip III and Philip IV (1595-1665) 12/11/1942
* Miss Helen Robertson Mexico During the Reign of Charles III (1665-1700) 12/11/1942
* Sister M. Remigia, O.S.F. Mexico During the Reign of Charles III (1759-1788) 12/11/1942
* Sister M. Teresa Austin Cann S.S.J. Mexico During the Reigns of Philip III and Philip IV (1595-1665) 12/11/1942

Manoel Cardozo

Professor Manoe da Silveira Cardozo (1911-85)[ii] was the Director of the Lima Library (1940-85) and a specialist of Portuguese and Brazilian history. He taught Latin American history, focusing on Argentina, Brasil, Chile, shortly after WW II. In 1944/45 he already offered a Survey Course on Latin American History (591, 592).

Thesis under Cardozo:

* Rev. Leo Adasiowiez, O.F.M. Father Antonio Margil in Guatemala 1/8/1946

 

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[i] Steck, Francis Borgia, OFM (1884-1962). After retirement in 1947 he had stayed at the Franciscan College in Quincy, Ill. Born in St. Louis, he joined seminary in 1899, in 1904 he received the Franciscan habit. He continued his studies in Quincy, Chicago, and Cleveland. In 1911 he was ordained in St. Louis. His first book appeared as “Franciscans and the Protestant Revolution”, later (1919) he studied the first 31 missions of California. In 1924 he pursued graduate studies in history at CUA under Msgr. Peter Guilday (PhD 1927). Until 1933 he taught Spanish, European and American history at Quincy College. Since then he offered courses in Spanish American History at CUA, specializing in the history of Mexico.

Bibl.: Steck, Francis Borgia. "Forerunners of Captain de Leon's expedition to Texas, 1670-1675." The Southwestern Historical Quarterly 36.1 (1932): 1-28. Steck, Francis Borgia. "Education in Spanish North America during the Sixteenth Century." Department of Education, National Catholic Welfare Conference, 1943. Steck, Francis Borgia. "Father Marquette's Place in American History." The Americas 5.4 (1949): 411-438. The Jolliet-Marquette Expedition, 1673. Glendale, Calif.: AH Clark Company, 1928.-New York: AMS Press, 1974; de Motolinía, Toribio, and Francis Borgia Steck. History of the Indians of New Spain. No. 4. Academy of American Franciscan History, 1951.  Obituary in the Historica de America (1962): http://www.jstor.org/stable/20138525