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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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Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen

This certainly helps to put events across the region into context with each other, I am not sold on this as the best method to tell the history. Chasteen is a good writer and there is a lot of good information in the book, but I found it very difficult to follow. It goes into a fair amount of detail and is easy to read unlike some books written about Latin American Americsnos.

Paige Cohen rated it really liked it Nov 29, I helped him with a history paper on Simon Bolivar, and for my birthday he wrapped up the three books he had used! But the format of telling it chronologically, and in multiple locations, just wore me out.

The result of this for those unfamiliar with the pantheon of Latin American “founders” is confusion. Be the first to discover new talent!

It is accessible and is an excellent place to start learning about the independence period. I got through this book well enough and learned about about Latin American history, but it was a chore. Both a writer and a translator, his books include Born in Blood and Fire: He vividly depicts the individuals and events of those tumultuous years, capturing the gathering forces for independence, the clashes of troops and decisions of leaders, and the rich, elaborate tapestry of Amerkcanos American societies as they embraced nationhood.

I was surprised that no one had predicted the revolutionary spirit that overtook most of Latin America- for example Humboldt, when visiting in his great travels, later said he had no idea that there would be such unrest in the country to trigger a revolution.

Unlike the democracies of the United States and Western Europe, the budding nations had little to no experience in self government. Until the European political whirlwind of Napoleon Bonaparte scattered the monarchies of the Iberian peninsula; the Americanos of Latin America were chzsteen to be loyal subjects to their respected majesties of Portugal and Spain. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts.

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Latin America’s Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America. A premier volume in Xhasteen Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence.

Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative. Needed it to help right a paper aemricanos it was the best source I used.

It’s possible that I tried to read it too fast, and I may go back to it if I teach Latin American history in the future. Latin America’s Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America.

It is a story of defeats, victories, incompetence and sacrifice. The book is a very easy read and I would highly suggest this book for anyone who is interested in Latin America, the independence dhasteen, colonialism, revolution or anything along the topic. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, americanow together in a single, taut narr 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.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. A Concise History of Latin America. It is also amazing how poorly the revolutionaries fared after they accomplished so much.

Dec 11, Julie Huskey rated it liked it Shelves: It zoomed from one topic to the next and back again, giving me some amount of trouble with the continuity. He vividly depicts the individuals and events of those tumultuous years, capturing the gathering forces a,ericanos independence, the clashes of troops and decisions of leaders, and the rich, elaborate tapestry of Latin American societies as they embraced nationhood.

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Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. Forrest Mathews ameicanos it really liked it Dec 12, Jenkins of Mexico Andrew Paxman. In the concluding chapter, Chasten offers his thoughts on the slow evolution of Latin American society in the aftermath of independence.

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It has enough detail to make you feel like you really learned something but at the same time is short and to the point. Born in Blood and Fire: Best book imaginable about the independence movements in Americanoa Spain at the beginning of the 19th century.

Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence

Latin America’s Struggle for Independence. Delivery and Returns see our delivery rates and policies thinking of returning an item? Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative.

In the last chapter, the author ties up the centuries showing chasteeen the conservatism reflected in early patriots “wearing the mask of Ferdinand” ameeicanos in the culture retarding the full promise amercanos democracy amrricanos electing leaders representing the ruling class. On the contrary, it sometimes gives the giddy feeling of one-damn-thing-after-another. Twenty five years later, the last Spanish army having been defeated at the battle of Ayacucho, South America was a collection of self-governing republics struggling to build themselves into nations.

Other interpretations of the period exist in specialist literature. Overall very well done and worth the time to read. 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.

Aug 05, Kent rated it liked it Shelves: Oh, and over in Buenos Aires Oxford University PressJan 28, – History – pages.