Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence
Oxford University Press, Jan 28, 2008 - 240 pages
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. 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. 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.
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AMERICANOS: Latin America's Struggle for IndependenceUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The struggle for Latin American independence at the dawn of the 19th century recounted in all its gritty glory.Documenting this ugly birth, Chasteen (Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin ... Read full review
Review: Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence (Pivotal Moments in World History)User Review - Michaelpatrick - Goodreads
Unlike the democracies of the United States and Western Europe, the budding nations had little to no experience in self government. Until the European political whirlwind of Napoleon Bonaparte ... Read full review