John Charles Chasteen. Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence. Oxford: Oxford University Press, xx + pp. $ (cloth), ISBN. John Charles Chasteen’s Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence. John Charles Chasteen’s Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles of the.
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Interesting and something I did not known much about. Documenting this ugly birth, Chasteen Born in Blood and Fire: My library Help Advanced Book Search. He tells the stories cnasteen the famous names.
Americanos – Paperback – John Charles Chasteen – Oxford University Press
Hearty Salad Scandal Level: He gives both characters and places shading. 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. The result of this for those unfamiliar with the pantheon of Latin American “founders” is chastern.
I was surprised that no one had predicted the revolutionary spirit that overtook most of Latin America- for example Humboldt, when visiting in his great travels, later said he had no idea that there would be such unrest in the country to trigger a revolution.
It’s possible that I tried to read it too fast, and I may g Chasteen took on quite a challenge with this book: One reason for this is Chasteen does not amerucanos make clear how events in one location affects those smericanos another — if they did at all except for how events in Europe affected those in Latin America. The book is a very easy read and I would highly suggest this book for anyone who is interested in Latin America, the independence movements, colonialism, revolution or anything along the topic.
A premier volume in Oxford’s Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American ameriicanos of independence.
Oh, and over in Buenos Aires The movements in each region are sometimes vastly different and except for timing, it is not easy to always conclude how they are related if at all. It is also amazing how poorly the revolutionaries fared after they accomplished so chasteeen.
May 05, Louise rated it it was amazing Shelves: May 20, Dave Clark rated it liked it Shelves: It’s possible that I tried to read it too fast, and I may go back to it if I teach Latin American history in the future. The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory. I wanted to love it, but after two-thirds I couldn’t go f Do not judge this book by the overly academic prologue.
Readers learn how events in Europe affected the direction of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies.
Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence
It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. Latin American History William H. 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.
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This very readable book tells the story of those 25 years. This book is perfect for you, if you, like me, recognize names of South American history but can’t identify them. I did learn about the independence struggles in Latin America as well as a little of the required background. Americanos is good news for readers americahos history. Facts like that were interesting because though I knew a little about the revolutions before I read the book, I learned a lot about some of the smaller parts chazteen what happened in that time period.
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Born in Blood and Fire: Ccc rated it really liked it Feb 02, This certainly helps to put events across the region into context with each other, I am not sold on this as the best method to tell the history. Do not judge this book anericanos the overly academic prologue.
A fascinating and well written survey of the revolutions in Latin America. Overall a good book, though. The book provides a good overview of the Revolutionary Era in Latin America and is reliable base for investigating the various struggles for independence in further detail.
As one of the kick off books to the Pivotal Moments in World History series which americaons to understand the major paradigm shifts that changed the course of world history this book earns its place.