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Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America

CHASTEEN, John Charles

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ISBN 10: 0393050483 / ISBN 13: 9780393050486
Published by W. W. Norton & Company, U.S.A., 2001
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Fully informed by the latest scholarship, this survey spans six centuries and covers twenty countries. 352 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm. Includes index. Bright, clean, unmarked copy, quite fresh. Tight, square binding, no wear to the boards. Unclipped dustjacket is similar. About 'as new'. Weight, 560g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 1294

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Title: Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of...

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:About 'As New'

Dust Jacket Condition: About 'As New'

Edition: First Edition, First Printing.

Book Type: Hardcover

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A concise, chronological history of Latin America spans six centuries and encompasses twenty countries as it discusses the people, events, and factors that shaped Latin America--including colonization, revolution, ethnic diversity, and the struggle for economic growth and political and social equality.

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Made up of 20 very different countries, Latin America has sometimes been treated as though it were a homogeneous unit, one mired in poverty and political instability. University of North Carolina scholar John Charles Chasteen's sweeping history of the region imparts a sense of how diverse--ethnically, linguistically, culturally--Latin America truly is, and of how that part of the world is rapidly changing, mostly for the better. (For example, he writes, "in 1980 most governments of the region were dictatorships of various descriptions. In 2000, elected governments rule almost everywhere.")

Chasteen observes that, although Latin America came into being under the imperial aegis of a few European powers, principally Spain and Portugal, it quickly branched into sometimes conflicting regions with widely differing ideas of economic development and government. He goes on to examine the careers of some of Latin America's most important historical figures, among them Simon Bolivar, who spread a revolutionary gospel of independence throughout the hemisphere, and Lázaro Cárdenas, the Mexican president who, in 1938, nationalized the oil industry and set his nation on a difficult course toward economic self-government. Of particular interest is Chasteen's consideration of the many reasons Latin American governments have clashed with that of the United States--among them disenchantment over the 1947 Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Germany at enormous cost, while offering almost no assistance to needy Latin American allies.

Designed as an undergraduate textbook, Chasteen's survey offers a useful overview of a region that, although of growing importance in world affairs, remains little understood. --Gregory McNamee

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