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Ida Altman

Office: 25 Keene Flint
Phone: (352) 392-9634
Fax: (352) 392-6927
Mailing address:
Department of History
University of Florida
P.O. Box 117320
Gainesville, FL 32611-7320

Professor Emerita Ida Altman received her Ph.D in history from The Johns Hopkins University and was University Research Professor at the University of New Orleans, where she taught from 1982 to 2006. She taught courses on colonial Latin America, Mexico, and the early modern Atlantic world..

She is author of Emigrants and Society. Extremadura and Spanish America in the Sixteenth Century, winner of the Bolton Memorial Prize and Spain and America in the Quincentennial of the Discovery Prize, Transatlantic Ties in the Spanish Empire: Brihuega, Spain, and Puebla, Mexico, 1560-1620 and co-author, with Sarah Cline and Juan Javier Pescador, of The Early History of Greater Mexico. She is also author ofThe War for Mexico’s West: Indians and Spaniards in New Galicia, 1524-1550 (University of New Mexico Press, 2010) and Contesting Conquest: Indigenous Perspectives on the Spanish Occupation of Nueva Galicia, 1524-1545 and co-editor, with David Wheat, of The Early Spanish Atlantic: The Caribbean in the Long Sixteenth Century (University of Nebraska Press, forthcoming 2019).