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Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence (Pivotal Moments in World History) epub

by John Charles Chasteen


Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence (Pivotal Moments in World History) epub

ISBN: 0195178815

ISBN13: 978-0195178814

Author: John Charles Chasteen

Category: Other

Subcategory: Humanities

Language: English

Publisher: Oxford University Press; 1 edition (January 28, 2008)

Pages: 240 pages

ePUB book: 1971 kb

FB2 book: 1249 kb

Rating: 4.6

Votes: 424

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In 1808, world history took a decisive turn when Napoleon occupied Spain and Portugal, a European event that had lasting repercussions more than half the world away, sparking a series of revolutions throughout the Spanish and Portuguese empires of the New World. These wars for independence resulted eventually in the creation of nineteen independent Latin American republics. 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.

Particularly notable are an unusually detailed discussion of the political events, both in Europe and the Iberian colonies, that led up to the armed insurgencies themselves, and sharply rendered mini-biographies of some of the era's great revolutionary figures. -Eric Van Young, University of California, San Diego.

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Start by marking Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Americanos by John Chasteen provides a great overview of the independence movement across Latin America and the major trends that emerged from it. As one of the kick off books to the Pivotal Moments in World History series which seeks to understand the major paradigm shifts that changed the course of world history this book earns its place.

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John Charles Chasteen's Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat . Both a writer and a translator, his books include Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America.

John Charles Chasteen's Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for Independence relates the somewhat familiar story of the independence struggles of the Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America.

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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.

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

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

América and americanos were key terms in Latin America’s independence struggles. Until 1807–8, when Napoleonic invasions of Portugal and Spain unleashed a crisis in América, americano was a term generally denoting whites only. But by the time the dust settled i. .

América and americanos were key terms in Latin America’s independence struggles.

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.
Americanos by John Chasteen provides a great overview of the independence movement across Latin America and the major trends that emerged from it. As one of the kick off books to the Pivotal Moments in World History series which seeks to understand the major paradigm shifts that changed the course of world history this book earns its place. From the global political context with looking at the rise of Napoleon and the changing effect of European focus to the mixed populations that were beginning to form a middle class there were a wide number of reasons why independence movements grew in Latin America. Some were decades long struggles as in the case of Mexico where as some such as in Brazil came about in a shorter order. From the rise of Bolivar and the collapse of his Andean Federation to the multifaceted struggle in Mexico the reader can get a clear picture of Latin America. Overall very well done and worth the time to read. If anything the reader wishes for more details on the subject areas but given the usual trend of a pivotal moments book I don't think that is worth deducting a star for. Well worth the time for anyone wanting to learn more on Latin American independence whether they are an expert or just getting started.
As my title states, this book is great because it is a short summary of all the major revolutionaries and wars for Latin American independence. It has enough detail to make you feel like you really learned something but at the same time is short and to the point. Needed it to help right a paper and it was the best source I used.
This book was a great read to understand the independence wars in Latin America and how they panned out after the Spanish Empire fell in the areas. The book is a very easy read and I would highly suggest this book for anyone who is interested in Latin America, the independence movements, colonialism, revolution or anything along the topic. Great book, great read.
As a Americano, i've been always anaware about the history of other countries of Latin america, because our studies prefered Spain, europe or even U S.A., but few time devoted to this subjets.
Here AMERICANOS, showed the sad history of our countries, not clear in theis starts in liberty, mixed up with foriegn ideas, and with internal litle wars, that made verey unhappy countries in the democratic development.
But, in the other hand, a succesion of events with plenty of colour, bravery and idealism, the almost every leader has not a brillant succes, but a sad final, teh undewrdelopment of political cult culture made mistaken path trough the initial times to fullfilled nations, but is a history of men , not of movements that defined the histrory of Americanos
>Is a clearing book, you can the destiny of every countru trough the people noticed in the book, Remarkable
It is certainly more informative than other books about I've read about this subject. But, at best it provided a modest overview. Do wish the author devoted a little more time to the efforts of Simon Bolivar. He is reputed to be the father of Latin American independence, but his efforts are not discussed in any detail.
What can I say. Textbook for class!
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This short book is a fine introduction to the Latin American struggle for independence from Spanish and Portugese colonialism. Chasteen provides a solid narrative overview, introduces and discusses the major actors, and develops major themes in a book of less than 200 pages. Given the wide variety of events occurring across all of Latin America over a period of some 20 years, this is a solid achievement. Chasteen demonstrates that the revolutions were, to a large extent, a response to the highly hierarchic nature of colonial society, which particularly favored those from Spain and Portugal and included substantial substrata of slaves, lower castes of African and/or indigenous descent, and indigenous peoples. Efforts on the part of creole elites, who were mainly the leaders of these movements and who were the vectors of republican-liberal ideas, to overthrow the dominance of the metropolis required the support of these social substrata. In conjunction with ideas coming from the USA and France,this led to popular sovereignty as the basis for government and an at least nominal insistence for political equality across all strata of society. These revolutions were precipitated by the collapse of royal governments in the Iberian peninsula after the Napoleonic invasion of Spain and Portugal. Chasteen does well in integrating events across the huge spread of Latin American and showing some of parallel and interacting features of events in the Spanish colonies and Brazil. He is also good at showing the important interactions between events in Latin America and Europe.