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Americanos : Latin America's struggle for independence

Author: John Charles Chasteen
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Series: Pivotal moments in world history.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In 1808, world history took a decisive turn when Napoleon occupied Spain and Portugal, a European event that had lasting repercussions more than half the world away, sparking a series of revolutions throughout the Spanish and Portuguese empires of the New World. These wars for independence resulted eventually in the creation of nineteen independent Latin American republics.
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Chasteen, John Charles, 1955-
Americanos.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(OCoLC)608406881
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Charles Chasteen
ISBN: 9780195178814 0195178815
OCLC Number: 155715239
Description: x, 218 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: Why Americanos? --
Discovering América, 1799-1805 --
Pillars of the crown, 1806-1810 --
Not-so-civil wars, 1810-1812 --
A lost cause?, 1812-1815 --
Independence won,1816-1824 --
Nation-building begins, 1824-1850 --
The legacy endures.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in world history.
Responsibility: John Charles Chasteen.
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In this engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence, Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided  Read more...

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