Silence on the Mountain

Author: Daniel Wilkinson
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822333686
Release Date: 2004
Genre: History

Written by a young human rights worker, "Silence on the Mountain" is a virtuoso work of reporting and a masterfully plotted narrative tracing the history of Guatemala's 36-year internal war, a conflict that claimed the lives of more than 200,000 people.

The Weight of Shadows

Author: José Orduña
ISBN: 9780807074015
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Jose Orduna chronicles the process of becoming a North American citizen in a post-9/11 United States. Intractable realities - rooted in the continuity of US imperialism to globalism - form the landscape of Orduna's daily experience, where the geopolitical meets the quotidian. Orduna describes the absurd feeling of being handed a piece of paper, his naturalization certificate, that guarantees something he has always known: he has every right to be here. A trenchant exploration of race, class, and identity, The Weight of Shadows is a searing meditation on the nature of political, linguistic, and cultural borders, and the meaning of "America."

Memory of Silence

Author: D. Rothenberg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137011145
Release Date: 2016-04-30
Genre: History

This edited, one-volume version presents the first ever English translation of the report of The Guatemalan Commission for Historical Clarification (CEH), a truth commission that exposed the details of 'la violenca,' during which hundreds of massacres were committed in a scorched-earth campaign that displaced approximately one million people.

Becoming Campesinos

Author: Christopher Robert Boyer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804743568
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Becoming Campesinos argues that the formation of the campesino as both a political category and a cultural identity in Mexico was one of the most enduring legacies of the great revolutionary upheavals that began in 1910. The author maintains that the understanding of popular-class unity conveyed by the term campesino originated in the interaction of post-revolutionary ideologies and agrarian militancy during the 1920s and 1930s. The book uses oral histories, archival documents, and partisan newspapers to trace the history of one movement born of this dynamic—agrarismo in the state of Michoacán.

Latin American Research Review

ISBN: UTEXAS:059173031035128
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Electronic journals

An interdisciplinary journal that publishes original research and surveys of current research on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Buried Secrets

Author: Victoria Sanford
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403960232
Release Date: 2003-04-19
Genre: History

An expos of Guatemala's genocidal campaign against the Maya in the late 1970s and mid-1980s documents the massacres and displacements that took place as well as the experiences of Maya survivors seeking justice and healing.


Author: Jean-Marie Simon
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 0393305066
Release Date: 1987
Genre: History

For 20 years Guatemala's government has been one of the most repressive on earth, yet the least acknowledged in the Western hemisphere. Jean-Marie Simon spent six years in Guatemala and the result is a beautiful but disturbing book of a civilization violated. More than 130 full-color photographs.

Between Two Armies in the Ixil Towns of Guatemala

Author: David Stoll
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231081820
Release Date: 1993
Genre: History

How will patterns of human interaction with the earth's eco-system impact on biodiversity loss over the long term--not in the next ten or even fifty years, but on the vast temporal scale be dealt with by earth scientists? This volume brings together data from population biology, community ecology, comparative biology, and paleontology to answer this question.