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Stanley J. Stein was born on 8 June, 1920 in Spain, is a historian. Discover Stanley J. Stein's Biography, Age, Height, Physical Stats, Dating/Affairs, Family and career updates. Learn How rich is He in this year and how He spends money? Also learn how He earned most of networth at the age of 99 years old?

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Born 8 June 1920
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Date of death December 19, 2019
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Stein lived in Princeton, New Jersey. He continued to work and maintained an office at Princeton University until his death on December 19, 2019. He is survived by three children and four grandchildren.


In 2018, Princeton University acquired a valuable collection of Brazilian manuscripts. "The acquisition honors Stanley and Barbara Stein's contributions to the library's Latin American collections and to Latin American studies at Princeton."


Beginning with the publication of The Colonial Heritage of Latin America in 1970, Stein published monographs jointly with his wife Barbara H. Stein, also a distinguished historian as well as a Latin American bibliographer. Colonial Heritage began as a series of lectures to high school teachers established by Samuel Bailey at Rutgers University, but it has had a wide readership after its modest beginnings, translated in Spanish and other languages. In a series of three monographs, Stein and Stein analyzed extensive archival and published sources, as well as the secondary literature to argue how Spain rose and declined, failing to capitalize on the wealth of its empire to develop Spain itself, but rather saw the wealth accrue elsewhere in Europe. The crown's attempts to reform political and economic institutions of empire did not manage to make more than superficial changes. As reviewer Kenneth Maxwell put it in a review of the first two volumes, Silver, Trade, and War and Apogee of Empire, "Based on prodigious original research over several decades, these volumes do much to unravel the paradox of Spain's resilience as a great power during the eighteenth century. The authors also reveal the hollowness and rigidity of that power and show why Spain was unable, in the end, either to modernize or to benefit from its control of the main source of the world's bullion." When Stein began his academic career, economic history was relatively neglected, but it was part of the interdisciplinary framework for approaching history that he developed while at Harvard. Economic history later took hold in the field more generally. Stein's bibliographic work with Roberto Cortes Conde, modestly titled Latin America: A Guide to Economic History is described in a review as “A product of international collaboration at its best, it contains not only 4,552 titles, all annotated, but also a series of excellent historiographical essays.”


His study of the coffee growing community of Vassouras is now considered a classic social and economic study of the origins, apogee, and decline of coffee. Published almost simultaneously with Vassouras was his work on the cotton industry in Brazil, which he researched in tandem with the project on coffee production. These works garnered him a Guggenheim fellowship in 1958.


Stein was born and raised in New York City, the son of Jewish European immigrants from Russian Poland, Joseph Louis Stein and Rose Epstein. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School, and went on to graduate from the City College, New York in 1941. He began graduate school at Harvard University, initially studying language and literature, and traveling to Brazil for research. With the outbreak of World War II, he served in the Navy. Before he deployed overseas, he married Barbara Ballou Hadley in 1943, whom he first met in Brazil. When demobilized after the war, he returned to Harvard, deciding to study history and he became a student of Clarence Haring, one of the leading figures in Latin American history. Stein returned to Brazil, working on his dissertation project on a coffee-growing region of Brazil.


Stanley J. Stein (June 8, 1920 – December 19, 2019) was an American historian of Spanish America and Iberia, with interests in colonialism and post- colonialism as well as imperial history, political economy, and social history. Until his retirement, he taught at Princeton University, holding the Walter Samuel Carpenter III Professor of Spanish Civilization and Culture. His most well-known book is The Colonial Heritage of Latin America, published jointly with his wife, Barbara H. Stein (1916–2005), which explores the idea that Spain's restrictive policies on trade meant that Spanish America's wealth did not enrich the region while simultaneously turning Spain into a dependency of Northern Europe. In an interview published in 2010, Vincent Peloso says of this work, "It is fair to say that no one who studied Latin American history over the last 35 years would have failed to engage the slim, elegantly written synthesis." Stein went on to publish with his wife significant work on the rise and decline of the Spanish Empire, works bringing them both high academic recognition.