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Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America
Born in Blood and Fire A Concise History of Latin America Author:John Charles Chasteen This amazing, concise history of Latin America will delight any reader. Fully informed by the latest scholarship, this cleverly written survey spans six centuries and covers twenty countries. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories aout men and women from all walks of life, and ... more »enriched by insightful analysis. The famous and not so famous characters of Latin America are here: Cortes, Malinche, Moctezuma, Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, Bolivar, Father Manuel Hidalgo, Juan and Eva Peron, and, of course, Che Guevara. This is a story of despair and hope, the processes 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.
This beautifully written concise history will be valuable for general readers and college students for many years to come.« less