Castaneda, Carlos E.

Castaneda, Carlos E. (Eduardo)

(1896–1958) historian; born in Camarga, Mexico. Emigrating to the U.S.A. at age ten, he studied at the University of Texas, where (from 1927) he was Latin American librarian, then history professor. He wrote widely on Latin American history and translated the first known play written in the Americas (1935), by a Spanish priest and friend of the explorer Hernando Cortez.