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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Lists with This Book. Readers will find here a thoroughly engaging introduction to these ‘other’ American revolutions. Oct 06, Frances rated it really liked it. Want to Read saving….
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 then again, the revolutions were very confusing because so much was happening at once in different parts of Latin America.
I was surprised that no one had predicted the revolutionary spirit that overtook most of Latin America- for example Humboldt, when visiting in his great travels, later said he had no idea that there would be such unrest in the country to trigger a revolution. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.
Review Americanos is never dull or stodgy. The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.
Hugh O’Shaughnessy, New Statesman. Sep 12, Karen rated it liked it. Feb 01, Celia rated it liked it Shelves: The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory.
Overall a good book, though. Do not judge this book by the overly academic prologue.
Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. 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. Cbasteen style of this book reminds I got through this book well enough and learned about about Latin American history, but it was a chore.
Jun 28, Kelly rated it it was ok Recommends it for: This book gives an account of the Amegicanos American wars of independence, focusing especially on the unique personalities who helped make independence a reality.
Americanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence
I learned a lot from the book, I thought it was interesting enough that it made up for the dryness in the actual text, and I would probably read it amfricanos if I wanted to brush up on the subject. And a great job of setting up the cause of these simultaneous revolutions. From the global political context with looking at the rise of Napoleon and the changing effect of European focus to the mixed populations amerucanos were beginning to form a middle class there were a wide number of reasons why independence movements grew in Latin America.
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Latin America’s Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America.
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. Start reading Americanos on your Kindle in under a minute.
Americanos by John Chasteen provides a great overview of the independence movement across Latin America and the major trends that emerged from it. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
See Complete Table of Contents. Latin America’s Struggle for Independence americabos the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles amerivanos the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America. I agree independence was a surprise and those who led it were a minority group in their regions. The style of this book reminds me of older, dense and dry texts, that although informative, do not hold the attention of the reader.
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