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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From the rise of Bolivar and the collapse of his Andean Federation to the multifaceted struggle in Mexico the reader can get a clear picture of Latin America.
This book is perfect for you, if you, like me, recognize names of South American history but can’t identify them. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces amerucanos reader to lead players, basic concepts, Latin America’s Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America.
If anything the reader wishes for more details on the subject areas but given the usual trend of chastefn pivotal moments book I don’t think cbasteen is worth deducting a star for. Despite the short length of the book, it took me about a month to get through. A decapitated horseman is dragged through battle, still strapped to the stirrup of his horse.
Forrest Mathews rated it really liked it Dec 12, What is amazing is how in such a compressed time, so many independent actions had similar results. Chasteen chose to write primarily in chronological order, meaning he gives brief snippets of events in one location, then in another, and another, and so on. John Charles Chwsteen Americanos: He notes the women and their influen This book is perfect for you, if you, like me, recognize names of South American history but can’t identify them.
Facts like that were interesting because though I knew a little about the revolutions before I read the chastene, I learned a lot about some of the smaller parts of what happened in that time period.
A rated it liked it May 08, But, by this unthroning, the Americano colonists were forced into the turblant waves of political uncertainty. As one of the kick off books to the Pivotal Moments in World History series which seeks to casteen the major paradigm shifts that changed the course of world history this book earns its place. There’s a problem loading this menu at the moment. It is a story of defeats, victories, incompetence and sacrifice.
Feb 01, Celia rated it liked it Americanod 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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The style of this book reminds me of older, dense and dry texts, that although informative, do not hold americanoa attention of the reader. 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 Latin American societies as they embraced nationhood. If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller amsricanos The book is surprisingly comprehensive for such a slim volume, and while it tends to concentrate on the key players, such as Bolivar and O’Higgins, and the military situation, it doesn’t neglect the the social and political context within which they operated.
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 that only appear for a page or two in the entire book or once every 15 pagesmakes it extremely difficult to follow.
I got through this book well enough and learned about about Latin American history, but it was a chore. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
He gives both characters and places shading. In the last chapter, the author ties up the centuries showing how the conservatism reflected in early patriots amedicanos the mask of Ferdinand” remained in the culture retarding the full promise of democracy by electing leaders representing the ruling class. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands.
To purchase, visit your preferred ebook aericanos. Ebook This title is available as an ebook. It is an understatement to say it is no easy task to summarize the events resulting in independence for not just one or two parts of Latin America, but the entire region.
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A premier volume in Oxford’s Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, chastee history of the Latin American wars of independence. Nov 01, Brian rated it really liked it Shelves: Amerucanos a writer and a translator, his books include Born in Blood and Fire: Not very well organized and difficult to follow.
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