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Born in blood and fire : a concise history of Latin America

Author: John Charles Chasteen
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Born in Blood and Fire spans six centuries and covers twenty countries in a concise, compelling narrative of the Latin American experience animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life and enriched by insightful analysis. Rather than a country-by-country history, Chasteen takes a more integrative approach within a chronological outline. Chapters are broken down into recognizable periods from 1492 to
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Charles Chasteen
ISBN: 9780393911541 0393911543
OCLC Number: 678536220
Description: xiii, 340, A34 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
Contents: Encounter ; Countercurrents: Friar Bartolomé de las Casas --
Colonial crucible ; Countercurrents: colonial rebellions --
Independence ; Countercurrents: The gaze of outsiders --
Postcolonial blues ; Countercurrents: the power of outsiders --
Progress ; Countercurrents: International wars --
Neocolonialism ; Countercurrents: New immigration to Latin America --
Nationalism ; Countercurrents: Populist leaders of the twentieth century --
Revolution ; Countercurrents: Liberation theology --
Reaction ; Countercurrents ; La violencia, Pablo Escobar, and Colombia's long torment --
Neoliberalism.
Responsibility: John Charles Chasteen.
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