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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A real page turner but with an odd “colloquial” style for a book by an academic.
Jan 26, Patrick rated it it was ok Shelves: This very readable book tells the story of those 25 years. No trivia or quizzes yet. Mexican revolutionary leader Miguel Hidalgo hands sweets to the firing squad about to execute him. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.
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Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen
About John Charles Chasteen. Latin America’s Struggle for Independence.
The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory. Americanos is never dull or stodgy.
He tells what became of these leaders once the revolutions were complete.
I helped him with a history paper on Simon Bolivar, and for my birthday he wrapped up the three books he had used! Ameircanos the rise of Bolivar and the collapse of his Andean Federation to the multifaceted struggle in Mexico the reader can get a clear picture of Latin America.
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Refresh and try again. Lists with This Book. Oxford University Press chastteen, – History – pages. Keep in mind that this work surveys one particular historiographical view of independence by presenting the men and women at the top who led it politically and intellectually. American Maelstrom Michael A.
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I did learn about the independence struggles in Latin America as well as a little of the required background. Laura rated it it was ok Jul 04, Very engaging, well-written history of Latin American independence. Visit our Help Pages.
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Other ameriicanos – View all Americanos: Elizabeth Bradley rated it liked it Sep 20, As my title states, this book is great because it is a short summary of all the major revolutionaries and wars for Latin American independence. This book gives an account of the Latin American wars of independence, focusing especially on the unique personalities who helped make independence a reality.
What is amazing is americznos in such a compressed time, so many independent actions had similar results. The result of this for those unfamiliar with the pantheon of Latin American “founders” is confusion. Chasteen’s graphic retelling lies in the colorful splashes of language he deploys to transport the reader back to this tumultuous time Well worth the time for anyone wanting to learn more on Latin American independence whether they are an expert or chasteem getting started.
Other books in the series. For me, the flaw was in the telling. Both a writer and a translator, his americanox include Born in Blood and Fire: Needed it to help right a paper and it was the best source I used. 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.
Would you like to tell us about a lower price? This is a good text for undergrads.