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Pages: 39. Chapters: William H. Prescott, John Lloyd Stephens,
Adolph Francis Alphonse Bandelier, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque,
Charles Etienne Brasseur de Bourbourg, Augustus Le Plongeon, Edward
Burnett Tylor, Jean-Frederic Waldeck, Frederick Catherwood, William
Henry Holmes, Teoberto Maler, Francisco del Paso y Troncoso, Carl
Sofus Lumholtz, E. G. Squier, Frederic Ward Putnam, Joaquin Garcia
Icazbalceta, Daniel Garrison Brinton, Eugene Boban, Alfred
Maudslay, Zelia Nuttall, Edward King, Viscount Kingsborough,
William Bullock, Edward Herbert Thompson, Desire Charnay, Agostino
Aglio, Alphonse Pinart, Karl von Scherzer, Karl Sapper, Henry
Christy, Carlos Maria de Bustamante, Thomas Gann, Cyrus Thomas,
Alice Dixon Le Plongeon, Ernst Forstemann, Otto Stoll, Juan
Galindo, Marshall Howard Saville, Annie Hunter, Eugene Goupil,
Faustino Galicia. Excerpt: William Hickling Prescott (May 4, 1796 -
January 29, 1859) was an American historian and Hispanist, who is
widely recognized by historiographers to have been the first
American scientific historian. Despite suffering from serious
visual impairment, which at times prevented him from reading or
writing for himself, Prescott became one of the most eminent
historians of 19th century America. He is also noted for his
eidetic memory. A direct descendant of the revolutionary American
officer William Prescott, William H. Prescott spent his childhood
and adolescence in Boston, Massachusetts. Prescott attended Harvard
University, and considered a legal career, but his poor health
prevented him from working professionally and he therefore
dedicated himself to a life of writing. After an extensive period
of study, during which he sporadically contributed to academic
journals, Prescott specialized in late Renaissance Spain and the
early Spanish Empire. His works on the subject, The History of the
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