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Chasteen, John Charles 1955-

Overview
Works: 40 works in 206 publications in 4 languages and 13,166 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Sources  Juvenile works  Satirical literature  Drama 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Thesis advisor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Charles Chasteen
Born in blood and fire : a concise history of Latin America by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

23 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and Turkish and held by 2,731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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."--Jacket
Americanos : Latin America's struggle for independence by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 982 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1808, world history took a decisive turn when Napoleon occupied Spain and Portugal, a European event that had lasting repercussions more than half the world away, sparking a series of revolutions throughout the Spanish and Portuguese empires of the New World. These wars for independence resulted eventually in the creation of nineteen independent Latin American republics
Getting high : marijuana through the ages by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 755 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This engaging book traces the global history of marijuana, reaching back thousands of years. Noted historian John Charles Chasteen follows the use of the drug since Neolithic times, which makes marijuana among the first domesticated plants. Surprisingly, though, only infrequently has it been used as a recreational drug. Instead, there is a vibrant spiritual dimension to its long history that has been continually ignored. Beginning with the familiar "outbreak" of the 1960s, Chasteen unearths successive layers of marijuana's history. Written with insight, clarity, sophistication, and good humor, this deeply informed work discusses the cultivation of cannabis and its many forms, including hemp, one of the world's principal fiber crops. After a tour of Latin America, Africa, India, and the Muslim world, Chasteen concludes that unlike alcohol marijuana has always flourished outside the mainstream. Its principal users have been creative outsiders of many kinds--mystics, artists, musicians, free thinkers, and spiritual seekers--as well as poor laborers attracted by its low cost. Marijuana, it seems, is a mind-expanding drug after all, and Chasteen explores its rich heritage with captivating insight." -- Publisher's description
The mystery of samba : popular music & national identity in Brazil by Hermano Vianna( Book )

16 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Points to the Brazilian nation's strong expression of popular culture as a long term transcultural experience between cultural elites and popular voices
National rhythms, African roots : the deep history of Latin American popular dance by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in modern Latin American history : a reader( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems in modern Latin American history : sources and interpretations by James A Wood( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now in its fourth edition, this leading reader has been updated with the aim of tightening the focus of each chapter on a major interpretive problem. This edition includes an entirely new chapter, "Historical Memory," which allows readers to revisit the era of the Cold War from a contemporary perspective, and the chapters on nationalism and globalization have been thoroughly revised. The book continues to offer a rich variety of materials that can be tailored to the needs of individual instructors. By focusing each chapter on a single interpretive problem, the book painlessly engag
The lettered city by Angel Rama( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Extremely influential cultural analysis by Uruguayan author published posthumously in 1984. Chasteen's very good English translation includes entire text with original notes, along with useful locating introduction and index. Important contribution to the literature and an excellent volume for classroom use"--Handbook of Latin American Studies
Heroes on horseback : a life and times of the last gaucho caudillos by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Well-written study of 19th-century caudillismo and border politics looks at both leaders and followers during the 1893-94 Federalist War and subsequent uprisings in Uruguay. The caudillos were charismatic leaders who embodied the values and aspirations of the rural masses on both sides of the border, values represented by the 'myth of the patriada.'"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58
Beyond imagined communities : reading and writing the nation in nineteenth-century Latin America( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American independence : an anthology of sources( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maps and illustrations are included, as are a chronology of the Wars for Independence, suggestions for further reading, and a thorough index. --Book Jacket
Santa : a novel of Mexico City by Federico Gamboa( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This enduring classic of Mexican literature traces the path to ruination of a country girl, Santa, who moves to Mexico City after she is impregnated and abandoned by her lover and subsequently shunned by her family"--The publisher
Born in blood and fire : Latin American voices( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Alienist by Machado de Assis( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanied by a thorough introduction to ""Brazil's Machado, Machado's Brazil"", these vibrant new translations of eight of Machado de Assis's best-known short stories bring nineteenth-century Brazilian society and culture to life for modern readers
The gaucho Juan Moreira : true crime in Nineteenth-Century Argentina by Eduardo Gutiérrez( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Juan Moreira es una exitosa novela del escritor argentino Eduardo Gutiřrez escrita como folletn̕ entre 1878 y 1880. La misma se encuentra inspirada en una crn̤ica policial real protagonizada por un gaucho bonaerense muerto por la polica̕ en 1874. Se trata de uno de los textos ms̀ importantes de la literatura argentina y del romanticismo hispanoamericano
Héroes a caballo : los hermanos Saravia y su frontera insurgente by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in Spanish and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reading the discourse of insurgency in Latin American history : an essay in cultural criticism by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latinamerikas historia by John Charles Chasteen( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in Swedish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin American struggles for independence : an anthology of sources( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Born in blood and fire : a concise history of Latin America
Alternative Names
Chasteen, John

Chasteen, John C.

Chasteen, John C. 1955-

채스턴, 존 찰스 1955-

チャスティーン, ジョン・チャールズ

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Americanos : Latin America's struggle for independenceThe mystery of samba : popular music & national identity in BrazilNational rhythms, African roots : the deep history of Latin American popular danceProblems in modern Latin American history : a readerProblems in modern Latin American history : sources and interpretationsThe lettered cityHeroes on horseback : a life and times of the last gaucho caudillosBeyond imagined communities : reading and writing the nation in nineteenth-century Latin America