Cline, Howard Francis

Cline, Howard Francis

(1915–71) historian; born in Detroit, Mich. Harvard-trained, he directed the Hispanic Foundation at the Library of Congress (1952–71). A pioneer ethnohistorian, he studied social and ethnic history, particularly of Mexico, the subject of two of his major works: The United States and Mexico (1953, later revised), a standard history, and Mexico: Evolution to Revolution (1962).
The Cambridge Dictionary of American Biography, by John S. Bowman. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 1995. Reproduced with permission.