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The Guatemala Reader: History, Culture, Politics

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This reader brings together more than 200 texts and images in a broad introduction to Guatemala's history, culture, and politics. In choosing the selections, the editors sought to avoid representing the country only in terms of its long experience of conflict, racism, and violence. And so, while offering many perspectives on that violence, this anthology portrays Guatemala ...more
Hardcover, 688 pages
Published October 31st 2011 by Duke University Press Books (first published January 1st 2011)
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These are a series of country studies that provide a valuable overview of various Latin American countries. They use both primary and secondary sources by eyewitnesses and important scholars respectively to illuminate key periods of each country’s history. They also include a trove of images, maps, and fine art. Each volume focuses on a single country. Currently, Duke has published readers about the Dominican Republic, Chile, Paraguay, Guatemala, Ecuador, Perú, Costa Rica, Cuba, México, Argentin ...more
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May 13, 2013 Austin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was an excellent, comprehensive read. If I ever need to know a lot about a different country, I'll probably look and see if there is an edition in this series covering it. As far as the history goes, I would've liked to know more about the peacemaking process that ended the 36 year civil war. Otherwise, this is an extremely thorough read which I would recommend to anyone needing such a text about Guatemala.
Susan Walberg
Jan 06, 2016 Susan Walberg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book for purposes of research, to get some background on Guatemala for the book I am currently writing. This was a great resource, full of a variety of perspectives and documentation on historic events.
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Oct 18, 2011 Lucrecia marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Greg Grandin is the author of Fordlandia, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. A Professor of History at New York University, Grandin has published a number of other award-winning books, including Empire's Workshop, The Last Colonial Massacre, and The Blood of Guatemala.

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