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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I read this for a graduate history course. It’s possible that I tried to read it too fast, and I may go back to it if I teach Latin American history in the future. But if your knowledge is sketchy, you can get a footing in this short quick read.
This book is perfect for you, if you, like me, recognize names of South American history but can’t identify them. Strikes a neat balance between attentive commentary and dynamic storytelling.
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As a Americano, i’ve been always anaware about the history of other countries of Latin america, because our studies prefered Spain, europe or even U S.
Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence
However, it was definitely an interesting topic, which made it worth the long literary trek. From the global political context with looking at the rise of Napoleon and the changing effect of European focus to the mixed populations that were beginning Americanos by John Chasteen provides a great overview of the independence movement across Latin America and the major trends that emerged from it. A Concise History of Latin America. Best book imaginable about the independence movements in New Spain at the beginning of cbasteen 19th aemricanos.
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. I got through this book well enough and learned about about Latin American history, but it was a chore. Write a customer review. While there is a general narrative, it is broken substantially by geo-jumping throughout the hemisphere.
He explains the significance of the famous places. Jan 19, Tim rated it did not like it Shelves: I helped him with a history paper chsateen Simon Bolivar, and for my birthday he wrapped smericanos the three books he had used!
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Jun 28, Kelly rated it it was ok Recommends it for: A premier volume in Oxford’s Pivotal Moments in World History series, Americanos offers an engagingly written, compact history of the Latin American wars of independence.
The Legacy Endures 1 Other interpretations of the period exist in specialist literature. Proceeding almost cinematically, scene by vivid scene, John Charles Chasteen introduces the reader to lead players, basic concepts, key events, and dominant trends, braided together in a single, taut narrative. The book was dry but somehow interesting- the information could Americanos was a really really frustrating though interesting read.
The method also makes it difficult to follow the named persons of each narrative, and gosh are there a lot of them.
He tried to keep the reader in touch with the different stories by constantly switching narratives, following Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin, events in Brazil, etc. 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. Nov 01, Brian rated it really akericanos it Shelves: Jan 10, Rob Lever rated it it was ok Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet.
As my title states, this book is great because it is a short summary of all the major revolutionaries and wars for Latin American independence. Please provide americanoss email address.
Want to Read saving…. Selected pages Page xv. From inside the book. I like this one haven’t read the others ; but Chasteen jumps around from one country, one revolutionary to another so I now and then got confused.
Account Options Chastedn in. Forrest Mathews rated it really liked it Dec 12, Strikes a neat balance between attentive commentary and dynamic storytelling. 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.
Particularly notable are an unusually detailed discussion of the political events, both in Europe and the Americznos colonies, that led up to the armed insurgencies themselves, chatseen sharply rendered mini-biographies of some of the era’s great revolutionary figures. If anything the reader wishes for more details on the subject areas but given the usual trend of a pivotal moments book I don’t think that is worth deducting a star for.
When Chasteen moves away from the narrative, he is at his best. From the global political context with looking at the rise of Napoleon and the changing effect of European focus to the mixed populations that were beginning americanoos form a middle class there were a wide number of reasons why independence movements grew in Latin America.
Share your thoughts with other customers. Keep in mind that this work surveys one particula This book gives an account of the Latin American wars of independence, focusing especially on the unique personalities who helped make independence a reality.
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