Born in Blood & Fire: A Concise History of Latin America / Edition 3

Born in Blood & Fire: A Concise History of Latin America / Edition 3

by John Charles Chasteen
     
 

The most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America for our times.See more details below

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393911541
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
387
Sales rank:
55,550
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet 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.

Table of Contents

List of Maps9
Time Line10
Acknowledgment12
1.First Stop, the Present15
Countercurrents: A Statistical Portrait25
2.Encounter29
Countercurrents: Friar Bartolome de las Casas58
3.Colonial Crucible63
Countercurrents: Colonial Rebellions88
4.Independence93
Countercurrents: The Gaze of Outsiders114
5.Postcolonial Blues119
Countercurrents: The Power of Outsiders144
6.Progress149
Countercurrents: More International Wars175
7.Neocolonialism179
Countercurrents: New Immigration to Latin America207
8.Nationalism213
Countercurrents: Populist Leaders of the Twentieth Century240
9.Revolution245
Countercurrents: Liberation Theology270

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