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Born in Blood and Fire: Latin American Voices includes colorful and engaging narrative accounts taken from novels, journals, essays, newspaper articles, and other documentary sources, many appearing in English for the first time and many translated by John Chasteen. Selections mirror the chronological and geographical coverage of Born in Blood and Fire .
John Chasteen: Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, Third Edition
Table of Contents
|Chronicles of the Encounter||p. 1|
|The Caminha Letter||p. 3|
|A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indies||p. 7|
|General History of the Indies||p. 13|
|Chronicle of New Spain||p. 16|
|The True History of the Conquest of New Spain||p. 18|
|A General History of New Spain||p. 21|
|Colonial Transculturation||p. 25|
|Royal Commentaries of the Incas||p. 27|
|The First New Chronicle||p. 36|
|Happy Captivity||p. 43|
|An Account of the Guaraní Missions||p. 48|
|A Guide for Inexperienced Travelers||p. 51|
|Visiting the New Nations||p. 54|
|Personal Narrative of a Journey||p. 56|
|Travels in Brazil||p. 61|
|Journal of a Residence in Chile||p. 69|
|Life in Mexico||p. 73|
|Creating National Identities||p. 78|
|Memoirs of a Militia Sergeant||p. 86|
|A Mexican Self-Portrait, Various Authors||p. 91|
|Bolívar's Justice||p. 101|
|The Perils of Progress||p. 106|
|The Inauguration of the Railway from Mexico City to Texcoco||p. 108|
|No Direction||p. 118|
|Birds without a Nest||p. 120|
|The Stock Market||p. 124|
|The Beehive||p. 129|
|Reactions Against Neocolonialism||p. 134|
|Facing the Barbarians||p. 140|
|The Backlands||p. 143|
|Black Stuff||p. 158|
|Cultivating Non-European Roots||p. 162|
|Two Short Stories||p. 164|
|Arid Lives||p. 176|
|Runa Yupay||p. 181|
|Cold War Visions||p. 188|
|Declassified Message, Central Intelligence Agency||p. 190|
|Weekend in Guatemala, Miguel Angel Asturias||p. 195|
|Memory of Fire||p. 210|
|Guerrilla Warfare||p. 217|
|Zarpazo: Memoir of a Colombian Army Officer||p. 219|
|Diary of a Guerrilla||p. 224|
|The Tupamaros in Action, Movement for National Liberation||p. 229|
|They Won't Take Me Alive||p. 233|
|Confessions of a Torturer||p. 238|
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