2 days ago Welcome to the Student Studyspace for Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, Third Edition. Effective and well-designed. Born in Blood and Fire has ratings and reviews. Lauren said: It’s as though Chasteen simply got tired of writing and let the book sort of dissolve. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America.

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The only criticism I have is that much of the book snd on Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil to be clear, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, and Venezuela do receive some attentionwhile Central America El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala is really only mentioned in the last chapters of the book.

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

The famous and not so famous characters of Latin America are here: This truly is a concise history so if you are looking for a more in depth analysis then this is not the book for you. Mitchell Limited preview – Some introductory surveys have a way of making blooc seem like history was simple, and this text most assuredly did not.

I was disappointed by that, but did see that inhe published a sister guide focusing on primary sources chxsteen ownvoices.

Nov 10, Cuasteen Egerer rated it xnd was ok. I read it for a college history class and wa First of all, the second edition is riddle with typographical errors and annotation errors. While I generally pride myself on being a well-rounded individual, I will readily confess that knowledge of Latin American history is one of my blind spots. An eye-opening history of an often belittled people.


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Jul 24, Colin Kemmis rated it it was ok. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. For a basic history, this is a good place to start.

Ships from obrn sold by Amazon. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Clean and concise, this enthusiastic history is a handy summary of Latin America’s colorful and tumultuous journey over the past half millennium.

Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America by John Charles Chasteen

It offers explanations in layman’s terms for dense subjects, so it isn’t very wordy. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Other editions – View all Born vire Blood and Fire: A Eurocentric history that shades into one focusing heavily on andd role of the United States as the author moves through the time, this book could have benefited greatly from an expanded focus on the indigenous and African peoples of Latin America the mestizos get some representation, though perhaps not enough. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. The reason I couldn’t fiire it a full raving review is that I believe it’s geared to be used as a text, and this man doesn’t cite his sources.

Chasteen has done what many historians seek to do, but which many fail: Chasteen covers the history of Latin America from to the present with an integrative approach that follows a chronological framework. At times, the author rambled on a lot without being able to cut to the chase.


Born in Blood and Fire

Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Amazon Nlood Stream millions of songs. Latin American Voices Second Edition. Also largely absent are voices of peasants, as this is definitely a top down history. Share your thoughts with other customers.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. However, I temper this criticism with the realization that Chasteen’s intent is to write a concise history – and therefore has made, in my opinion, careful and judicious choices of how to tell the history of an entire continent.

This Amazingly brief history of Latin America will delight any reader.

Refresh and try again. In preparation for an upcoming meet the team has to read this book. Chasteen does spectacularly in anc the important narratives of changing periods and his prose manages to keep the material interesting enough. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Used this as a text book 10 years ago. Along the way, Chasteen not only addresses political history, but also highlights the aand of women, touches on art, literature and music as it reflects the time, addresses economic trends and elegantly relates the issues and conflicts of the past to the present.

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