Chapter Study Outline. The encounter between Indigenous Americans, Europeans, and Africans was shaped by the religious, geographical, and cultural . 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. Chapter Study Outline. The independence of Latin America was sudden and unexpected, and the course of the fighting shaped the societies that would emerge.

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Latin American Voices in John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories blopd men and women from all walks of life, and enriched by insightful analysis.

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

If you’re looking for a concise history of Latin America, written in an accessible and engaging style, look no further. This approach is certainly saves me a lot fier the pain I have in reading many other history texts, but there are times when Chasteen would choose better to demonstrate facts instead of divulging in a biographic vi A decent, entry level overview of Latin American history.

The book, while chronological in organization, is broken up thematically, each “theme” supported by events across Latin America. 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. He is also the author of Heroes on Horseback: In 10 chapters, he arranges the history of Latin America’s large number of societies into chronological themes like colonial society, independence, post-independence struggles, and the liberal age of Progress Chapters I also have a better idea of the suffering and hundreds of thousands of deaths caused by American interference.

The Massacre at El Mozote.

Very well-written, Chasteen jumps around a bit but he does a great job explaining the social and political history of Latin American countries. Born in Blood and Fire: First of all, the second edition is riddle with typographical errors and annotation errors.


It’s too short on the narrative, on the economics, on the heroes and villains of Latin America, and largely focuses on the racial issues at hand. But while these states often moved toward embracing the cultures that had grown up among the average people of Latin America a move away from the embarrassment with which many Eurocentric liberal elites regarded Latin American populations in the late 19th and early 20th centuriesthese governments had pretty unimpressive economic records.

It offers the usual summary of political and historical events in Latin America for Brazil is discussed almost as much as the Hispanophone countrieswith a few moments where the author clears up a few things that either are misconceptions or what he considers to be so.

Showing of 96 reviews. There was is underling justification to some of the events that, have throughout history, been a result of U. I learned so much about Latin America and this was beautifully presented. Very worthwhile to those wanting to make sense about the current state of affairs in Latin America, or possible futures.

A history of a continent and a half cannot be contained in pages plus sourcesbut Chasteen gives it his best shot.

Get to Know Us. Great book for those who want to explore the social climate and Latin America. Quotes from Born in Blood and Chasteen does spectacularly in covering the important narratives of changing periods and his prose manages to keep the material interesting enough. It’s decent as the barest survey. Latin American Voices with a lot of literary sources from the period.


While I generally pride myself on being a well-rounded individual, I will readily confess that knowledge of Latin American history is one of my blind spots. It is a fun reading full of explanations that attempt to help you understand historical events with deep understanding. 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.

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I thought this book did a good job of tracking trends throughout Latin America and it left me chastsen to find out more. This truly is a concise history so if you are looking for a more in depth analysis then this is not the book for you. The only criticism I have is that much of the book focuses on Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Brazil to be clear, Peru, Uruguay, Paraguay, Colombia, and Venezuela do receive some attentionwhile Central America El Salvador, Nicaragua, Guatemala is really anv mentioned in the last chapters of the book.

However, I temper this criticism chatseen 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. Account Options Sign in. To ask other readers questions about Born in Blood and Fireplease sign up.

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

Later editions include updates and expansion of colonialism, nationalism, the Cuban Revolutionand current political and economic issues. Jan 03, Sophia Pandelidis rated it it was amazing Shelves: Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about Chasteen covers a lot of ground, and manages to integrate aspects of chasyeen studies, women’s history, labor history – and I imagine this has bloid increased with each new edition.