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Drawing on the most current scholarship, this concise text presents a direct, compelling narrative that spans six centuries and twenty countries. Carefully revised in light of recent Latin American history, the Second Edition introduces new maps, helpful chapter timelines, and a new Student Web site.

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Blessed by natural resources and cursed by the legacy of colonialism, Latin America has always been a study in contrasts, Here Chasteen (history, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) describes the history of Latin America in terms of its rich and poor, masters and slaves, conquerors and conquered, in events and situations that varied from country to country, concentrating on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, He describes the first encounters of the contrasting groups, the 200 years of colonial experience, then revolution, struggle to step past colonialism, and the new colonialism of the economy, followed by nationalism, another era of revolution, and a period of reaction to it all that lasted into the 1990s. Chasteen supplies a number of interesting illustrations and the publisher provides an interactive web site based on the book.
Annotation 2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Book News Annotation:

Blessed by natural resources and cursed by the legacy of colonialism, Latin America has always been a study in contrasts, Here Chasteen (history, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) describes the history of Latin America in terms of its rich and poor, masters and slaves, conquerors and conquered, in events and situations that varied from country to country, concentrating on Mexico, Argentina and Brazil, He describes the first encounters of the contrasting groups, the 200 years of colonial experience, then revolution, struggle to step past colonialism, and the new colonialism of the economy, followed by nationalism, another era of revolution, and a period of reaction to it all that lasted into the 1990s. Chasteen supplies a number of interesting illustrations and the publisher provides an interactive web site based on the book. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

John Charles Chasteen has given us the most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America of our times.

Synopsis:

Adopted at over 450 colleges and universities in its First Edition, has quickly become the standard survey history of Latin America.

Synopsis:

Drawing on the most current scholarship, this concise text presents a direct, compelling narrative that spans six centuries and twenty countries. Carefully revised in light of recent Latin American history, the Second Edition introduces new maps, helpful chapter timelines, and a new Student Web site.

About the Author

John Charles Chasteen is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the highly acclaimed translator of Tulio Halperin Donghi's The Contemporary History of Latin America. He is also the author of Heroes on Horseback: The Life and Times of the Last Gaucho Caudillos and National Rhythms, African Roots: The Deep History of Latin American Popular Dance.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393927696
Subtitle:
A Concise History of Latin America
Author:
Chasteen, John Charl
Author:
Chasteen, John Charles
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
History
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin America History.
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Copyright:
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second Edition
Publication Date:
20051121
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in

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Product details 352 pages W. W. Norton & Company - English 9780393927696 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , John Charles Chasteen has given us the most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America of our times.
"Synopsis" by , Adopted at over 450 colleges and universities in its First Edition, has quickly become the standard survey history of Latin America.
"Synopsis" by , Drawing on the most current scholarship, this concise text presents a direct, compelling narrative that spans six centuries and twenty countries. Carefully revised in light of recent Latin American history, the Second Edition introduces new maps, helpful chapter timelines, and a new Student Web site.
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