Thomas Spira

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Thomas Spira
Born (1923-12-28)December 28, 1923
Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Died September 26, 2005(2005-09-26) (aged 81)
Charlottetown, Canada
Education B.A., City College of New York; M.A., Ph.D., McGill University
Occupation Historian
Employer University of Prince Edward Island
Title Professor Emeritus

Thomas Spira (1923–2005) was Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Prince Edward Island and editor of the Canadian Review of Studies in Nationalism, the first academic journal devoted to the study of nationalism. Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, Spira moved to the United States just before the outbreak of World War II . He enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts program at the City College of New York in 1964, and later completed his M.A. and Ph.D. in History at McGill University in Montreal. Spira began teaching at the University of Prince Edward Island in 1980, and was named Professor Emeritus by its Board of Governors in 1998.

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