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
     
 

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,… See more details below

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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

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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