Thomas Eugen Goldstein (23 June 1913 – 19 November 1997) was a German-born United States historian who wrote serial history books under the title of Dawn of Modern Science. He is also co-founder of the Society for the History of Discoveries. He left Berlin and moved to the United States during the Nazi regime in his early years.
Thomas Goldstein (also Thomas E. and Thomas Eugen Goldstein) is the son of the writer Moritz Goldstein. In his study time, he was an assistant director of Erwin Piscator in a political theater group which belonged to a socialist-revolutionary student group. He became a research associate at the New York University in 1942 and also worked for the United States Office of War Information, for the Office of German Affairs in the US State Department and as a political commentator for the German Service of the Voice of America.
From 1955, Thomas Goldstein continued his scientific career. He became a lecturer of history at Brooklyn College, New York, and (until 1965) lecturer at the New School of Social Research. In 1959, he became a lecturer in the Department of History at the City College of New York, where he was subsequently appointed professor. He retired as a professor in 1978.
Thomas Goldstein's specialized in the common historical roots of the Renaissance and geographic thought and discovery in this period. He was a member of several scientific societies in the US.
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