Allan Kuethe

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Allan James Kuethe​

(Historian of Latin American studies at Texas Tech University)


Born February 1, 1940​
Waverly, Bremer County
Iowa, USA
Spouse Lourdes Ramos-Kuethe​

Children:
John C. Kuethe
Jennifer K. Alameda
Allan R. Kuethe
Christian F. Kuethe​
Alma mater:
University of Iowa
University of Florida

Allan James Kuethe (born February 1, 1940) is an American historian specializing in Latin American studies. He is a distinguished Paul Whitfield Horn professor at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, an honor named for the first president of Texas Tech. Kuethe is the first in the history department honored with a Horn professorship since Ernest Wallace, an authority on the history of Texas.[1]

Kuethe (pronounced KEY THEE) is also a former chairperson of the Texas Tech history department.​ Now retired, Kuethe resides in Frisco in Collin County in suburban Dallas.

Background

Originally from Waverly in Bremer County in northeastern Iowa, Kuethe in 1962 obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa at Iowa City. He then enrolled in graduate school at the University of Florida at Gainesville, where he received his Master of Arts in 1963 and his Ph.D. in 1967. Kuethe joined the Texas Tech faculty in 1967[2] and has taught both Latin America history and the history of western civilization. He has also instructed outreach and distance education courses.[3] Kuethe worked to establish the Texas Tech University Center in Seville, Spain.[1]


Publications

Kuethe's published in 1978 a now classic work with the University of Florida Press, entitled Military Reform and Society in New Granada, 1773-1808, republished in 2013 by the American Council of Learned Societies.[4] He argued that Bourbon Reforms opened upward mobility to people of mixed race through the military, using New Grenada's 1782 revolt as the case study. In 1986, Kuethe published Cuba, 1753-1815: Crown, Military, and Society. He took faculty leave in the 1983-1984 academic year to conduct research in Spain. He also conducted lengthy research in Colombia.[5] He wrote the chapter "The Colonial Commercial Policy of Philip V and the Atlantic World" in the book Latin America and the Atlantic World.[6]

Family

Kuethe is married to the former Lourdes Ramos, a Cuban refugee. She has helped him in the translation of his publications into Spanish. The couple has four children.[3][7]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hemispheric Freedom Symposium. freedomsymposium.com (September 21–22, 2010). Retrieved on November 6, 2010; no longer on-line.
  2. Texas Tech University Teaching Faculty. depts.ttu.edu. Retrieved on November 1, 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 History 2B. depts.ttu.edu. Retrieved on November 6, 2010; no longer on-line.
  4. (August 1, 2008, 246 pp., ISBN 1-59740-705-4) Military Reform and Society in New Granada, 1973-1898. American Council of Learned Societies. Retrieved on November 2, 2010. 
  5. (1986, 213 pp., ISBN 0-87049-487-2) Cuba, 1753-1815: Crown, Military, and Society. University of Tennessee Press. Retrieved on November 1, 2019. 
  6. Renate Pieper and Horst Pietschmann, Latin America and the Atlantic World. Bohlau Verlog GmbH & Cie, Germany, 2005, ISBN 3-412-26705-8. Retrieved on November 1, 2019. 
  7. People Search and Background Check.

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