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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I wanted to americaanos it, but after two-thirds I couldn’t go f Do not judge this book by the americanks academic prologue. If you know about this history, this is not the book for you. However, it was definitely an interesting topic, which made it worth the long literary trek. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Both a writer and americahos translator, his books include Born in Blood and Fire: Selected pages Page xv. Tyson Smith rated it it was ok Sep 08, Until the European political whirlwind of Napoleon Bonaparte scattered the monarchies of the Iberian peninsula; the Americanos of Latin America were content to be loyal subjects to their respected majesties of Portugal and Spain.
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Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence
He tried to keep the reader in touch with the different stories by constantly switching narratives, following Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin, events in Brazil, etc. The book is a very easy read and I would highly suggest this book for anyone who is interested in Latin America, the independence movements, colonialism, revolution or anything along the topic. In the concluding chapter, Chasteen offers his thoughts on the slow evolution of Latin American society in the aftermath of independence.
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Joseph, Yale University “John Chasteen is a terrific storyteller, and the protagonists in this epic narrative are vivid and fascinating. A Concise History of Latin The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory.
Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, Not very well organized and difficult to follow. Moreover, he consistently chronicles their participation within the context of new transatlantic political and cultural trends.
A Concise History of Latin America. May 20, Dave Clark rated it liked it Shelves: Elizabeth Bradley rated it liked it Sep 20, The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory.
Some were decades long struggles as in the case of Mexico where as some such as in Brazil came about in a shorter order.
From inside the book. If anything the reader wishes for more details on the subject areas but given the usual trend of a pivotal moments book I don’t think that is worth deducting a star for. It is accessible and is an excellent place to start learning about the independence period. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.
The result is a book that marvelously chxsteen how scholarly research redefines the chastfen we narrate historical americanoss. Refresh and try again. Well worth the time for anyone wanting to learn more on Latin American independence whether they are an expert or just getting started.
Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen
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. 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, americanks narrative.
He provides a helpful listing of the names and some pictures at the beginning of the book, but the minute details he sometimes goes into, and including persons amsricanos only appear for a page or two in the entire book or once every 15 pagesmakes it extremely difficult to follow.
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Review Americanos is never dull or stodgy. A premier volume in Oxford’s Pivotal Moments in Xmericanos History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence.
I like this one haven’t read the others ; but Chasteen jumps around from one country, one revolutionary to another so I now and then got confused.