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Guatemalan American History, Life & Values

(see also Latino American History, Life & Values)

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On the Web: Articles

On the Web: Specialized Sites

Recommended US Latino Websites Diversity & Ethnic Studies Susan A. Vega García

In the Library: Articles

In the Library: Non-Fiction Books

Burns, Allan F. Maya in Exile: Guatemalans in Florida (Philadelphia: Temple, 1993).

Fink, Leon. The Maya of Morganton: Work & Community in the Nuevo New South (Chapel Hill: U. North Carolina, 2003).

Hamilton, Nora & Norma Stoltz Chinchilla. Seeking Community in a Global City: Guatemalans & Salvadorans in Los Angeles (Philadelphia: Temple, 2001).

Kohpahl, Gabrielle. Voices of Guatemalan Women in Los Angeles: Understanding Their Immigration (NY: Garland, 1999).

Loucky, James & Marilyn M. Moors (eds.) The Maya Diaspora: Guatemalan Roots, New American Lives (Philadelphia: Temple, 2000).

Vlach, Norita. The Quetzal in Flight: Guatemalan Refugee Families in the US (Westport CT, 1992).

In the Library: Fiction

Goldman, Francisco. The Long Night of White Chickens (NY: Atlantic Monthly, 1992).

Tobar, Hector. The Tattooed Soldier (Harrison NY: Delphinium, 1998). Guatemalan immigrants & homeless life in LA.

In the Library: For Young Readers

Lau Carling, Amelia. Mama & Papa Have a Store (NY: Penguin Putnam, 1998). Guatemalan immigrant born of Chinese parents remembers upbringing in parents' place of business.

In the Library: Poetry

In the Library: Drama

In the Library: Photography

CD & Audio

Film & Video

"Discovering Dominga" [2003], dir. Patricia Flynn & Mary Jo McConahay, 60m. Iowa housewife discovers she was born in a Guatemalan Mayan village whose inhabitants were massacred, & ends up helping bring about legal exhumation.

"The Long Road Home: The Odyssey of a Young Mayan Refugee from Guatemala" [200?], dir. Andrea E. Leland, ?m. From New Day Films.

"El Norte" [1983], dir. Gregory Nava, 133m. In video stores. Guatemalan refugees struggling to arrive & survive in LA.

"Mayan Voices, American Lives" [1994], dir. ?, 56m. From First Run/Icarus. Mayans in Florida.

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