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

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Capturing readers in a story exposing the complexities of a diverse region peopled by characters such as Cortes, Eva, and Juan Peron, Sister Inor Suarez and Che Guevara, John Chasteen focuses on the major events of Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Working within a chronological framework, this text incorporatres the histories of individual countries into the history of a region, providing students with a foundation for further study. It embraces race, class and gender as principle issues in the Latin American experience and recognizes relationships between sociocultural, political and economic forces.

About John Charles Chasteen

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John Charles Chasteen is associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is the highly acclaimed translator of Tulio Halperin Donghi's The Contemporary History of Latin America.
Published November 1, 2000 by W. W. Norton & Company. 320 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A broad overview of one of the world's most historically volatile regions.

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In a history that is concise yet satisfying, Chasteen, a historian at UNC-Chapel Hill, looks at critical Latin American events ranging from the original encounter of Europeans with the indigenous peop

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