2 days ago Welcome to the Student Studyspace for Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, Third Edition. Effective and well-designed. Born in Blood and Fire has ratings and reviews. Lauren said: It’s as though Chasteen simply got tired of writing and let the book sort of dissolve. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America.
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Clean and concise, this enthusiastic history is a handy summary of Latin America’s colorful and tumultuous journey over the past half millennium.
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Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a fhasteen life. And there are some things which I like, like short “counter-narrative” chapters that showcases countervailing trends. I waffled and chastefn all over this. Latin American Voices Second Edition. However, I temper this criticism with the realization that Chasteen’s intent is to write a concise history – and therefore has made, in my opinion, careful and judicious choices of how to tell the history of an entire continent.
Born in Blood and Fire
Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. This book says “concise” in the title and so I feel wrong for faulting it. Open Veins of Latin America: I read it for a college history class and wa First of all, the second edition is riddle with typographical errors and annotation errors.
History is more than a recounting of the actions of great men, though credit is due to the author f A Eurocentric history that shades into one focusing heavily on the role of the United States as the author moves through the time, this book could have benefited greatly from an expanded focus on the indigenous and African peoples of Latin America the mestizos get some representation, though perhaps not enough.
Assigned reading for Latin American History at Augusta University, and I know have a much better appreciation for the history and cultures of the Latin American people. However, I temper this criticism with the realization that Chasteen’s intent is to write a concise history – and therefore has made, in my opinion, careful and judicious choices of how to tell the history of an entire continent.
My professor actually wrote this book so it was interesting to compare his writing and speaking styles. The reading was moderately entertaining, but this is not your typical history book. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.
Views Read Edit View history. Societies with few rich people with great power and privilege, many poor with seemingly little chance to improve their lives, and a small middle class are the rule in the region, while economic opportunity and real democracy have been rare. A history of a continent and a half cannot be contained in pages plus sourcesbut Chasteen gives it his best shot.
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. We will continue to purchase a mix of new and used books as appropriate for the usage and perceived length of ownership. Very helpful source for papers though. For this review we can only say the book has met all expectations.
Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. I read this book for a Latin America history course. Jul 27, Claire added it. This book moves very quickly and is very easy to read. It’s concise, clear, non-pretentious prose, not without its bias but not heavily so.
Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America by John Charles Chasteen
This is a story of despair and hope, the chhasteen of conquest and colonization, race mixing and class construction, revolution and republic formation, and the elusive quests for sustained economic growth and political and social equality. Designed to help you test your knowledge of chapter material, multiple-choice Chapter Quizzes provide instant feedback that helps you determine what you know and what you need to review.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Ships from and sold by Amazon. Chasteen traces two major narratives through the many nations of Central and South America. This is a must-read for anyone chasgeen wants a crash-course on Latin American history. Master the key terms for each chapter bloos working through the deck of Flashcards. A Concise History of Latin America. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. The famous and not so famous characters of Latin America are here: The second is swings between conservativ A history of a continent and a half cannot be contained in pages plus sourcesbut Chasteen gives it his best shot.
Chasteen has done what many historians seek to do, but which many fail: