Americanos: Latin America's Struggle for IndependenceAmericanos: Latin America’s Struggle for Independence by John Charles Chasteen

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Chasteen took on quite a challenge with this book: trying to weave together the stories of many different independence movements throughout Latin America. He tried to keep the reader in touch with the different stories by constantly switching narratives, following Simon Bolivar, Jose de San Martin, events in Brazil, etc. Chasteen is a good writer and there is a lot of good information in the book, but I found it very difficult to follow.

It’s possible that I tried to read it too fast, and I may go back to it if I teach Latin American history in the future.

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