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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 .

Author Biography

John Chasteen: Born in Blood and Fire: A Concise History of Latin America, Third Edition

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Chronicles of the Encounterp. 1
The Caminha Letterp. 3
A Brief Account of the Destruction of the Indiesp. 7
General History of the Indiesp. 13
Chronicle of New Spainp. 16
The True History of the Conquest of New Spainp. 18
A General History of New Spainp. 21
Colonial Transculturationp. 25
Royal Commentaries of the Incasp. 27
The First New Chroniclep. 36
Happy Captivityp. 43
An Account of the Guaraní Missionsp. 48
A Guide for Inexperienced Travelersp. 51
Visiting the New Nationsp. 54
Personal Narrative of a Journeyp. 56
Travels in Brazilp. 61
Journal of a Residence in Chilep. 69
Life in Mexicop. 73
Creating National Identitiesp. 78
Facundop. 80
Memoirs of a Militia Sergeantp. 86
A Mexican Self-Portrait, Various Authorsp. 91
Maríap. 98
Bolívar's Justicep. 101
The Perils of Progressp. 106
The Inauguration of the Railway from Mexico City to Texcocop. 108
Evolutionp. 112
No Directionp. 118
Birds without a Nestp. 120
The Stock Marketp. 124
The Beehivep. 129
Reactions Against Neocolonialismp. 134
Arielp. 136
Facing the Barbariansp. 140
The Backlandsp. 143
Santap. 151
Black Stuffp. 158
Cultivating Non-European Rootsp. 162
Two Short Storiesp. 164
Arid Livesp. 176
Runa Yupayp. 181
Cold War Visionsp. 188
Declassified Message, Central Intelligence Agencyp. 190
Weekend in Guatemala, Miguel Angel Asturiasp. 195
Memory of Firep. 210
Guerrilla Warfarep. 217
Zarpazo: Memoir of a Colombian Army Officerp. 219
Diary of a Guerrillap. 224
The Tupamaros in Action, Movement for National Liberationp. 229
They Won't Take Me Alivep. 233
Confessions of a Torturerp. 238
Creditsp. 245
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