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Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence

Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence

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by John Charles Chasteen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195392361

ISBN-13: 9780195392364

Pub. Date: 08/06/2009

Publisher: Oxford University Press

A premier volume in Oxford's Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single,

Overview

A premier volume in Oxford's Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative. He vividly depicts the individuals and events of those tumultuous years, capturing the gathering forces for independence, the clashes of troops and decisions of leaders, and the rich, elaborate tapestry of Latin American societies as they embraced nationhood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195392364
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
08/06/2009
Series:
Pivotal Moments in World History Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,271,190
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Discovering América, 1799-1805
Pillars of the Crown, 1806-1810
Not-so-Civil Wars, 1810-1812
A Lost Cause?, 1812-1815
Independence Won, 1816-1824
Nation-Building Begins, 1824-1850

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