John Charles Chasteen (Author, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill) Born in Blood and Fire, Fourth Edition has been extensively revised to heighten. John Charles Chasteen presents a compelling narrative of the Latin American experience, Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America. Born in Blood and Fire has ratings and reviews. Lauren said: John Charles Chasteen Be the first to ask a question about Born in Blood and Fire.

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Nov 28, Sara rated it it was ok Recommends it for: Chasteen pretty clearly favors the left-of-center welfare states of the twentieth century as an important part of the solution to these problems. I read it for a college history class and was really quite disappointed with it. All the kids are reading this one. This truly is a concise history so if you are looking for a more in depth analysis then this is not the book for you.

As a layman to Latin American history, I borh this book to be incredibly helpful. It is perfect for those new to the subject.

Latin America is a fascinating region, and Chasteen chatseen its story well. Sep 10, Keith rated it liked it Shelves: Very helpful source for papers though. Want to Read saving…. It’s written to be read and understood easily, but Chasteen glosses over a lot of key event. Apr 16, 6: No eBook available W. I read the first edition, published in – a copy from my library. Archived from the original on There were many people and events that I wanted to learn more about-for example, Simon Bolivar, who gets the briefest of mentions in the text, or Getulio Vargas, the longtime President of Brazil who committed suicide in office in Overall, a really good overview.


Sep 04, Zahraa rated it it was ok Shelves: The Fourth Edition includes all of the resources students and instructors need for a successful course, including new author videos, a new Test Bank, a new student quizzing platform, a new ebook, and a wealth of art and lecture PowerPoint slides supplemented by the author himself. Return to Book Page.

He illustrates his lessons very well, but at the cost of a lot of technical info. Thanks for telling us about the problem. May 07, Brian rated it it was amazing.

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A section at the end of each chapter highlights a particular phenomenon, and there are black and white photos at the beginning of each chapter and each of these end segments, with some good charts interspersed.

Kevin Phillips talked about his book The Cousins’ Wars: Mitchell Limited preview – Chasteen is an engaging writer and makes the history interesting, but in textbook Quick notes: Mar 17, It offers the usual summary of political and historical bloood in Latin America for Brazil is discussed almost as much as the Hispanophone countries fiire, with a few moments where the author clears up a few things that either are misconceptions or wh Obligatory terse review, as things are still hectic around here.


When I team-taught the subject two years ago, we used the second edition, and I liked it then. Howard would indeed be proud.

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

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Throughout the Fourth Edition, a new full-color design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration program. More information about Born in Blood and Fire: Jul 12, Mark Masters rated it liked it Shelves: In 10 chapters, he arranges the history of Latin America’s large number of societies into chronological themes like colonial society, independence, post-independence struggles, and the liberal age of Progress Chapters I’ve assigned this book for my first semester teaching Latin American History on my own.