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  • Moon Guatemalaby Al Argueta

    Avalon Travel 2013; US$ 19.99

    Part-time Guatemala resident Al Argueta provides travelers with an insider's view of Guatemala's best, from idyllic surf spots to popular volcanoes. Argueta offers in-depth coverage of Lake Atitlan and La Antigua, as well as Guatemala City's diverse selection of museums. With expert advice on where to eat, sleep, relax, and explore, Moon Guatemala... more...

  • Maya In Exileby Allan Burns

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    The Maya are the single largest group of indigenous people living in North and Central America. Beginning in the early 1980s, hundreds of thousands of Maya fled the terror of Guatemalan civil strife to safety in Mexico and the U.S. This ethnography of Mayan immigrants who settled in Indiatown, a small agricultural community in south central Florida,... more...

  • Our Elders Teach Usby David Raymond Carey; Allan Burns

    University of Alabama Press 2004; US$ 32.95

    In this rich and dynamic work, David Carey Jr. provides a new perspective on contemporary Guatemalan history by allowing the indigenous peoples to speak for themselves. Combining the methodologies of anthropology and history, Carey uses both oral interviews and meticulous archival research to construct a history of the last 130 years in Guatemala... more...

  • Indigenous Religion and Cultural Performance in the New Maya Worldby Garrett W. Cook; Thomas A. Offit; Rhonda Taube

    University of New Mexico Press 2013; US$ 50.00

    Based on more than thirty years of ethnographic fieldwork in Highland Guatemala, this study of Maya diviners, shamans, ritual dancers, and religious brotherhoods describes the radical changes in traditional Maya religious practice wrought by economic globalization and political turmoil. more...

  • Secret History, Second Editionby Nick Cullather

    Stanford University Press 2006; US$ 19.95

    Since 1999, a number of documents relating to the CIA?s activities in Guatemala have been declassified, and a truth and reconciliation process has unearthed other reports, speeches, and writings that shed more light on the role of the United States. For this edition, the author has selected and annotated twenty documents for a new documentary Appendix,... more...

  • Guatemalaby Roger Dedinger

    Infobase Publishing 2003; US$ 30.00

    - Information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture - Abundant full-color illustrations guide the reader on a voyage of discovery - Maps reflect current political boundaries more...

  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...

  • The Last Colonial Massacreby Greg Grandin; Greg Grandin; Naomi Klein

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 18.00

    After decades of bloodshed and political terror, many lament the rise of the left in Latin America. Since the triumph of Castro, politicians and historians have accused the left there of rejecting democracy, embracing communist totalitarianism, and prompting both revolutionary violence and a right-wing backlash. Through unprecedented archival research... more...

  • Mayas in Postwar Guatemalaby Walter E. Little; David Stoll; Brenda Rosenbaum; Timothy J. Smith; Abigail E Adams; J Jailey Philpot-Munson; Edward F. Fischer; Robert M. Carmack; Judith M Maxwell; Jennifer Burrell; Jose Oscar Barrera Nunez; Barbara Bocek; Monica DeHart; Peter Benson; Liliana Goldin; Timothy J. Smith

    University of Alabama Press 2009; US$ 26.95

    Like the original Harvest of Violence , published in 1988, this volume reveals how the contemporary Mayas contend with crime, political violence, internal community power struggles, and the broader impact of transnational economic and political policies in Guatemala. However, this work, informed by long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Mayan communities... more...

  • Maya Diasporaby James Loucky

    Temple University Press 2000; US$ 30.95

    Maya people have lived for thousands of years in the mountains and forests of Guatemala, but they lost control of their land, becoming serfs and refugees, when the Spanish invaded in the sixteenth century. Under the Spanish and the Guatemalan non-Indian elites, they suffered enforced poverty as a resident source of cheap labor for non-Maya projects,... more...