Author: Daniel Wilkinson
Publisher: Duke University Press
Release Date: 2004
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.
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."
Author: D. Rothenberg
Release Date: 2016-04-30
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.
Author: Christopher Robert Boyer
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Release Date: 2003
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.
Author: Victoria Sanford
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Release Date: 2003-04-19
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
Release Date: 1987
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.
Author: David Stoll
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Release Date: 1993
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.