Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, 4th Edition

ISBN: 9780393283051

The fourth edition of Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, 4th Edition has been extensively revised to heighten emphasis on current cultural analyses of Latin American society and facilitate meaningful connections between the Encounter and the present. Throughout the fourth edition, a new full-colour design highlights an enriched and expanded map and illustration programme. This, along with new quizzing and assessment options and a new edition of the companion reader, offers students and instructors more support than ever before.


  • Facilitates connections and comparisons across Latin America.
  • Newly updated with fresh cultural analysis of the Latin America of both past and present.
  • A vibrant new full-colour design.
John Charles Chasteen
Chapter 1. Welcome to Latin America

Chapter 2. Encounter

Chapter 3. Colonial crucible

Chapter 4. Independence

Chapter 5. Postcolonial blues

Chapter 6. Progress

Tour of Latin America

Chapter 7. Neocolonialism

Chapter 8. Nationalism

Chapter 9. Revolution

Chapter 10. Reaction

Chapter 11. Neoliberalism and beyond

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