Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America / Edition 1

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America / Edition 1

by John Charles Chasteen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393976130

ISBN-13: 9780393976137

Pub. Date: 07/13/2002

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

This amazing, concise history of Latin America will delight any reader. Fully informed by the latest scholarship, this cleverly written survey spans six centuries and covers twenty countries. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life, and enriched by insightful…  See more details below

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This amazing, concise history of Latin America will delight any reader. Fully informed by the latest scholarship, this cleverly written survey spans six centuries and covers twenty countries. John Charles Chasteen presents 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. The famous and not so famous characters of Latin America are here: Cortes, Malinche, Moctezuma, Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, Bolivar, Father Manuel Hidalgo, Juan and Eva Peron, and, of course, Che Guevara. 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393976137
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
07/13/2002
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Maps ix

Acknowledgment xi

Time Line xii

Introduction 1

1 Encounter 11

Countercurrents: Friar Bartolomé de las Casas 43

2 Colonial Crucible 49

Countercurrents: Colonial Rebellions 81

3 Independence 87

Countercurrents: The Gaze of Outsiders 111

4 Postcolonial Blues 117

Countercurrents: The Power of Outsiders 144

5 Progress 149

Countercurrents: International Wars 177

6 Neocolonialism 181

Countercurrents: New Immigration to Latin America 211

7 Nationalism 217

Countercurrents: Populist Leaders of the Twentieth Century 248

8 Revolution 253

Countercurrents: Liberation Theology 280

9 Reaction 285

Countercurrents: La Violencia, Pablo Escobar, and Colombia's Long Torment 313

10 Neoliberalism 319

Glossary A1

Further Acknowledgments A9

Index A11

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