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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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As a Latina myself, I had always wanted to know more about the hi 3. I waffled and wavered all over this.

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

I mostly enjoyed it, but I was turned off by the sudden shift in direction during the last chapter where the author delved a bit on environmental pollution in Latin America in a way that felt entirely one-sided. Flashcards Master the key terms for each chapter by working through the deck of Flashcards.

The history begins with European contact and continues through the early 21st century. If you’re looking for a concise history of Latin America, written in an accessible and engaging style, look no further.

Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Born in Blood and Fire was an engaging read, with a good structural back-bone, and entertaining where it could have been dense and boring.

About John Charles Chasteen. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life, and enriched by insightful analysis. Write a customer review.

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A history of a continent and a half cannot be contained in pages plus sourcesbut Chasteen gives it his best shot. 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 wh Obligatory terse review, as things are still hectic around here.

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Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. This book moves very quickly and is very easy to read. I read the second edition, published inbut the most recent edition is the fourth, which just came out in June, I r 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. Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Explore the Home Gift Guide. Showing of 96 reviews. 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.

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

Be the first to ask a question about Born in Blood and Fire. Many of these excerpts from books, essays, and newspaper articles were translated by Chasteen.

There were many people and events that I wanted to learn more about-for example, Simon Bolivar, who gets the briefest of mentions in the text, or Getulio Vargas, the longtime President of Brazil who committed suicide in office in I will use this in class into the future. 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.

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The progression and condensed explanation of the hallmarks are simple, yet comprehensive enough to give anyone a boood perspective above the average person. Low-brow SJWs will probably find this book deep. Norton and Company, Inc.

A Concise History of Latin America. It’s decent as the barest survey.

Great book for those who want to explore the social climate and Latin America. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally. Chaxteen who bought this item also bought. Other books by the author include Americanos: Sometimes the book shoots off into tangents and hops around abruptly, but honestly that might be the by product of trying to synthesize nearly a millennia of history into a little over pages. In addition to historical facts, the author has spent quite a bit of time living throughout South America, and these experiences provide color throughout the book.

I read it for a college history class boood was really quite disappointed with it.

And there are some things which I like, like short “counter-narrative” chapters that showcases countervailing trends. But this is a worthy and useful venture none-the-less, providing a great jumping off point for the uninitiated. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. My library Help Advanced Book Search. My only criticism is that the book has a left-leaning bias, although the As a layman to Latin American history, I find this book anf be incredibly helpful.