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Publisher: Norton
ISBN10: 0393050483 ISBN13: 9780393050486 DDC: 980 LCC: F1410 Edition: (hbk.)


"This history of Latin America will delight any reader. Fully informed by the latest scholarship, this survey spans six centuries and covers twenty countries. John Charles Chasteen presents a narrative of the Latin American experience, animated by stories about men and women from all walks of life, and enriched by insightful analysis. The famous and not so famous characters of Latin America are here: Cortes, Malinche, Moctezuma, Sister Juana Ines de la Cruz, Bolivar, Father Manuel Hidalgo, Juan and Eva Peron, and, of course, Che Guevara. This is a story of despair and hope, the processes of conquest and colonization, race mixing and class construction, revolution and republic formation, and the elusive quests for sustained economic growth and political and social equality."--BOOK JACKET.


Includes bibliographical references, glossary and index.


  • LCC: F1410
  • Dewey Decimal: 980

Book Details

  • Language: eng
  • Physical Description: 352 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
  • Edition Info: (hbk.)


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