Robert M. Levine

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Robert M. Levine (1941 — April 1, 2003) was an American historian, Gabelli Senior Scholar in the Arts and Sciences, Director of Latin American Studies, and professor of history at the University of Miami.[1][2][3]

His interests were related to Latin America, in particular, Brazilian cultural and political history, Jewish diasporas in Latin America, Cuban history, and Latin American history in general.[1][3]

Biography[edit]

Robert M. Levine was born to David and Ruth Levine and grew up in New York City. After graduating with High Honors from Colgate University, he obtained his Ph.D. from Princeton University.[1][2]

Levine died of cancer, leaving behind his two sons, Joey and David.[1]

Books[edit]

  • 1970: The Vargas Regime: The Critical Years, 1934-1938 (from Ph.D. thesis)
  • 1980: Portuguese translation: O regime de Vargas, nonfiction best-seller for 12 weeks
  • 1995: Vale of Tears: The Canudos Massacre in Northeast Brazil Revisited
  • 1989: Images ofHistory: Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Century Latin American Photographs as Documents
  • 1990: Cuba in the 1850's: Through the Lens of Charles DeForest Fredricks
  • 1994: Tropical Diaspora: the Jewish Experience in Cuba, 1902-1992
  • 1994: (with Jose Carlos Sebe) Cinderela Negra: A Saga de Carolina Maria de Jesus
  • 1995: (with Jose Carlos Sebe) The Life and Death of Carolina Maria de Jesus
  • 1997: Brazilian Legacies
  • 1998: Father of the Poor? Getúlio Vargas and His Era
  • 1999:The History of Brazil (nonacademic; for general audience)
  • 2000: (with Moises Asis) Cuban Miami
  • 2001: Secret Missions to Cuba: Fidel Castro, Bernardo Benes, and Cuban Miami
  • Cambridge Concise History of Cuba, left as manuscript; posthumously revisited by prof. Frank Mora

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Hendricks, Craig, "Robert M. Levine (1941-2003)". Hispanic American Historical Review - 84:3, August 2004, pp. 499-501
  2. ^ a b "In Memory of Robert M. Levine (1941-2003): Mentor and Friend", by Peter M. Beattie
  3. ^ a b Robert M. Levine papers, 1876-1992 | University of Miami Special Collections