John Charles Chasteen (Author, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America. Born in Blood and Fire has ratings and reviews. Lauren said: John Charles Chasteen Be the first to ask a question about Born in Blood and Fire.

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

This book also helped me identify some feelings within my Latin American identity. Aug 17, Malonie rated it really liked it. I highly recommend to anyone who wants blopd succinct history of Latin America and Latin American ideologies.

casteen But I have little sense of South America as informed by its history. It’s as though Chasteen simply got tired of writing and let the book sort of dissolve.

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

Nov 10, Jeremy Egerer rated it it was ok. It looks quite good.


Selected pages Page This book says “concise” in the title and so I feel wrong for faulting it. More information about Born in Blood and Fire: Chsateen was an error processing your purchase. Kevin Phillips talked about his book The Cousins’ Wars: The first is their tripartite cultural heritage, combining in various ways Iberian colonizers, Africa slaves, and indigenous people.

It offers explanations in layman’s terms for dense subjects, so it isn’t very wordy. Chasteen pretty clearly favors the left-of-center welfare states of the twentieth century as an important part of the solution to these problems. The Fourth Edition features the best scholarship and cutting-edge interpretations as it integrates up-to-date cultural analyses on race, gender, and class into the narrative.

Latin American Voices in The famous and not so famous characters of Latin America are here: At times, the author rambled on a lot without being able to cut to the chase.

It’s concise, clear, non-pretentious borrn, not without its bias but not heavily so. A Concise History of Latin America. Jun 03, Abraham Rincon rated it liked it. Welcome to Latin America Ch.

Easy and hlood to read, although some may not approve of Chasteen’s humor and bias that is very clear. Lists with This Book. Howard would indeed be proud.


Other books by the author include Americanos: Chasteen does spectacularly in covering the important narratives of changing periods and his prose manages to keep the material interesting enough. Very well-written, Chasteen jumps around a bit but he does a great job explaining the social and political history of Latin American countries.

First of all, the second edition is riddle with typographical errors and annotation errors. This Amazingly brief history of Latin America will delight any reader.

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This is exactly what I wanted, a basic framework history of Firre America. I also understood the historical beginning of Latin American idolization of the U. It is an excellent starting point for anyone new to the study of Latin American history. Also largely absent are voices of peasants, as this is definitely a top down history.

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A History of U. It’s decent as the barest survey. He also answered questions from members of the audience.