Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America by John Charles Chasteen

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Capturing readers in a story exposing the complexities of a diverse region peopled by characters such as Cortes, Eva, and Juan Peron, Sister Inor Suarez and Che Guevara, John Chasteen focuses on the major events of Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. Working within a chronological framework, this text incorporates the histories of individual countries into the history of a region, providing students with a foundation for further study. It embraces race, class and gender as principle issues in the Latin American experience and recognizes relationships between sociocultural, political and economic forces.

W. W. Norton & Company, 2001.
ISBN: 9780393976137. 352 pp.
Softcover. Fine.