Bolton, Herbert

Bolton, Herbert (Eugene)

(1870–1953) historian; born in Wilton, Wis. This leading historian of Spanish America taught at the University of California: Berkeley (1911–40). A prolific author, he is best known for his explorations in the southwestern U.S.A., his extensive archival research and a massive published guide to Mexican archives (1913), and the "Bolton theory," a controversial hemispheric view of American history.
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