Carleton Beals

Carleton Beals

Fellow: Awarded 1931
Field of Study: Biography

Competition: US & Canada

As published in the Foundation’s Report for 1931–32:

Latin American Exchange Fellows, 1931

Appointed from the United States:

BEALS, CARLETON:  Appointed to write a life of Porfirio Díaz, late President of Mexico; tenure, twelve months from March 20, 1931.

Born November 13, 1893, at Medicine Lodge, Kansas. Education:  University of California, B.A., 1916; Columbia University, M.A., 1917; studied at Universities of Madrid, Rome, and Mexico.

Principal, American High School, Mexico City, 1919–20; Instructor, Private Staff of President Carranza, 1920; Lecturer, National University of Mexico, Summer, 1928. Special Correspondent, Nation and New York Herald-Tribune, Nicaragua, 1928.  Lecturer, Seminar on Mexico, 1926–31, excepting 1930. Member of educational and anthropological expedition to Cuicateco, Mazoteca, Huateca, Mixe and Mixteca Indian regions of Oaxaca, Mexico, 1930; Member, expedition to Tarascan Indian region, Michoacán, Mexico, 1930. Associate Editor, Mexican Folkways, 1925–31.

Publications:  History of San Francisco as a Steamship Center, 1916; Mexico: An Interpretation, 1923; Rome or Death: The Story of Fascism, 1923; Brimstone and Chili, 1927; Con Sandino en Nicaragua, 1928; Destroying Victor (novel), 1929; Mexican Maze, 1931. Co-author: The Mexican Genius, 1931. Articles in Yale Review, Scribner’s, Current History Magazine, American Mercury, Nation, New Republic, Theatre Arts, Outlook, North American Review, New Freeman, Pan-American Review, Pan-American Magazine, Mexican Folkways, Mexican Life, El Sol  (Madrid), La Plume (Montevideo), Carteles (Habana), El Universal Ilustrado (Mexico), La Nación (Buenos Aires), El Diario de Costa Rica, El Diario de America Central (Guatemala).

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