Henry C. Schmidt

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Henry Conrad Schmidt
Born (1937-05-07) May 7, 1937 (age 79)
Residence Bryan
Brazos County
Texas, USA
Alma mater University of Texas at Austin
Occupation Historian
Professor at Texas A&M University
Years active 1972-
Political party Democratic[1]
Spouse(s) Gretchen E. Schmidt
Notes
Schmidt frequently speaks in public forums on border issues as a result of the heightened interest on the relationship between Mexican and the United States.

Henry Conrad Schmidt (born May 7, 1937) is an associate professor of history at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and a specialist in Latin American, particularly Mexican, studies.

Schmidt received all three of his academic degrees from the University of Texas at Austin. In addition to history, he has studied anthropology and Latin American literature. He joined the TAMU faculty in 1972 and conducts both lecture and seminar classes. He has spent three years in Mexico and a year in Brazil in extended study.[2]

In 1978, Schmidt published through the Texas A&M University Press the book The Roots of Lo Mexicano. His many articles include "Antecedents to Samuel Ramos: Mexicanist Thought in the 1920s," in the Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs. Samuel Ramos was a Mexican philosopher and author.[3] In 1978, he published "The American Intellectual Discovery of Mexico in the 1920s" in The South Atlantic Quarterly.[4] Still another Schmidt article is "History, Society, and the Popular Lyric in Mexico: A Study in Cultural Continuity" in Mexican Studies.[5]

A specialist in border issues and fluent in Spanish, Schmidt has presented papers and appeared on panels throughout Mexico and Texas, including such institutions as UT, National Autonomous University of Mexico, El Colegio de México, Texas A&M International University in Laredo, Texas A&M University - Kingsville, Texas Southmost College, and the University of Texas at Brownsville.[2]

Schmidt has been writing a book on the relationship between south Texas and northeastern Mexico.[2]

Schmidt and his wife, Gretchen E. Schmidt (born 1937), reside in Bryan, Texas.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Confirmed by the Brazos County Voter Registrar
  2. ^ a b c "Henry C. Schmidt Short Vita" (PDF). tamu.edu. Retrieved October 23, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Antecedents to Samuel Ramos: Mexicanist Thought in the 1920s," Journal of Inter-American Studies and World Affairs, Vol. 18 (May 1976), pp. 179-202
  4. ^ "The American Intellectual Discovery of Mexico in the 1920s," The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 77 (Summer 178), pp. 335-351
  5. ^ "History, Society, and the Popular Lyric in Mexico: A Study in Cultural Continuity," Mexican Studies, Vol. 4 (Summer 1988), pp. 295-318