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Americanos Latin America's Struggle for Independence Pivotal Moments in World HistoryAmericanos was a really really frustrating though interesting read Dry at times compelling at others the book s My grandson Homeport has a wry sense ofumor I Sapphamire (Dragons of Dragonose helpedim with a istory paper on Simon Bolivar And For My Birthday He for my birthday e up the three books Breaking Down (The Garage, head used I like this one aven t read the others It s actually by Enriue Krauze one of Mexico s leading journalists Chasteen is the translator Best book imaginable about the independence movements in New Spain at the beginning of the 19th century As an Asian with literally no knowledge of the Latinos land this book filled me with a colorful background of its history concisely but sometimes overly informed and comprehensively I read this for concisely but sometimes overly informed and comprehensively I read this for graduate istory course Not very well organized and difficult to follow It graduate istory course Not very well organized and difficult to follow It ave facts that appear to be correct but mostly it s presented as a series of disjointed anecdotes Brain Food Hearty SaladScandal Level nihlViolence Passionate Kisses Boxed Set historical descriptions of revolts and revolutionsMust be old to read 16Read if you liked The Ugly SuitorRe readability maybeThoughts A fascinating and well written survey of the revolutions in Latin America Interesting and something I did not known much about It is an understatement to say it is no easy task to summarize the events resulting in independence for not just one or two parts of Latin America but the entire region The result is a valuable attempt at a basic narrative of the events from approx 1800 to 1825 that made th. A premier volume in Oxford's Pivotal Moments in World History series Americanos offers an engagingly written compactistory of the Latin American wars of independence Proceeding almost cinematically scene by. .

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E vast majority of the region free From Control By Its European Colonizers direct control its European colonizers begin to think of government in vastly different terms Aimed at readers who probably know little about these events the book also works for anyone wishing to refresh Destiny and Power herhis knowledge and provides many suggestions of additional reading if any part of the narrative excites youChasteen chose to write primarily in chronological order meaninge gives brief snippets of events in one location then in another and another and so on This certainly My Rocky Romance Diary (Diaries of Kelly Ann, helps to put events across the region into context with each other I am not sold on this as the best method to tell theistory One reason for this is Chasteen does not always make clear The Café Book how events in one location affects those in another if they did at all except forow events in Europe affected those in Latin America The movements in each region are sometimes vastly different and except for timing it is not
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to always Lord John And The Brotherhood Of The Blade (Lord John Grey, how they are related if at all The method also makes it difficult to follow the named persons of each narrative and gosh are there a lot of them He provides aelpful listing of the names and some pictures at the beginning of the book but the minute details e sometimes goes into and including persons that only appear for a page or two in the entire book or once every 15 pages makes it extremely difficult to followWhen Chasteen moves away from the narrative e is at is best His explanation of the mo. 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. ,

Vements in terms of the PR campaign of ow that worked during the movements and that worked during the movements and lost its power afterwards and explanation of the connections of it to the ideas of republicanism and popular sovereignty explain a lot when it comes to ow and why the independence movements appened failed and then worked Balancing the Americanos with the arguments and actions of those who did not want independence especially once the Spanish begin sending armies would Shalias Diary (Shalias Diary, have provided a complete pictureOne item I found perplexing I agree independence was a surprise and those who led it were a minority group in their regions But once things began republicanists and patriots and educated ones seem to appear everywhere as do the at the time radical ideas of revolution and they organize uickly and well Justow this appened and the seemingly preexistence of these organizationsideaspeople is not fully explained Very engaging well written istory of Latin American independence Do not judge this book by written What Janie Found (Janie Johnson, history of Latin American independence Do not judge this book by overly academic prologue It actually gets off to a great start with an account of Humboldt s adventures in the Americas And a great job of setting up the cause of these simultaneous revolutions But the format of telling it chronologically and in multiple locations just wore me out Here weave Hidalgo s and Morelos s battles in Mexico Meanwhile Bolivar is in Venezuela Oh and over in Buenos Aires I wanted to love it but after two thirds I couldn t go furthe. 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 nationhoo.