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
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0393911543

ISBN-13: 9780393911541

Pub. Date: 02/15/2011

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

The most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America for our times.Born in Blood and Fire 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

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The most readable and highly regarded history of Latin America for our times.Born in Blood and Fire 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!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393911541
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
387
Sales rank:
42,608
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.20(d)

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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