Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence by John Charles ChasteenAmericanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen

Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence

byJohn Charles Chasteen

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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, basicconcepts, 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 LatinAmerican societies as they embraced nationhood.

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John Charles Chasteen is Patterson Distinguished Term Professor of History at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Both a writer and a translator, his books include Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America.
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Title:Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for IndependenceFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 0.79 inPublished:June 22, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195392361

ISBN - 13:9780195392364

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PrefaceDiscovering America, 1799-1805Pillars of the Crown, 1806-1810Not-so-Civil Wars, 1810-1812A Lost Cause?, 1812-1815Independence Won, 1816-1824Nation-Building Begins, 1824-1850