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Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America

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Publisher Comments:

Deeply knowledgeable about the geography, history, and culture of the region, Chasteen serves as the reader's guide as he masterfully ties together the history of more than twenty countries spanning more than six centuries. Beginning with the Encounter and ending in our current times, Chasteen tells a story filled with despair and hope, conquest and colonization, racial mixing and class construction, revolution and the formation of the republics, and the never-ending quest for sustained economic growth and social equality. Students' understanding of this much-misunderstood region will be forever changed after reading this beautifully written book.

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Billing itself as a "concise history of Latin America," this volume manages its massive cultural, historical and geographical scope by identifying the genesis of Latin American development in the conquest and colonization of native peoples and by examining the common themes of the region including racial diversity, nationalism, religion and culture. Working chronologically, Chasteen (history, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) examines themes such as colonial rebellion, populism, liberation theology, criminal violence and neoliberalism through a multinational lens. The work includes numerous maps and black and white photographs. This third edition contains numerous updates and expanded sections on colonialism, nationalism, immigration and recent political developments Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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The most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America for our times.

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

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spans six centuries and covers twenty countries in a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life and enriched by insightful analysis. This is a story of despair and hope, the processes of conquest and colonization, race mixing and class construction, revolution and republic formation, and the elusive quests for sustained economic growth and political and social equality. Nearly 100,000 copies sold!

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:
9780393911541
Author:
Chasteen, John Charles
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Subject:
Latin America - General
Subject:
Latin america
Subject:
World History-Latin America
Edition Description:
Third Edition
Publication Date:
20110231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8 x 5 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , The most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America for our times.
"Synopsis" by , Adopted at over 450 colleges and universities in its First Edition, Born in Blood and Firehas quickly become the standard survey history of Latin America.
"Synopsis" by , spans six centuries and covers twenty countries in a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life and enriched by insightful analysis. This is a story of despair and hope, the processes of conquest and colonization, race mixing and class construction, revolution and republic formation, and the elusive quests for sustained economic growth and political and social equality. Nearly 100,000 copies sold!
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