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Author Torres, John Albert, author.

Title The Guatemalan genocide of the Maya people / John A. Torres.

Publication Info. New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    972.81 TOR    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection.
Edition First edition.
Description 64 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
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Series Bearing witness : genocide and ethnic cleansing
Bearing witness (Rosen Publishing Group)
Audience Grades 7 to 12.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The rise of the Mayan empire -- The start of the decline -- The drought and the famine -- Modern-day genocide -- Legacy -- Timeline -- Glossary -- For More Information.
Summary The Maya Empire became a thriving civilization between the third century and the seventh century CE, but by 900 CE war, drought, and disease wiped out most of its cities and the Mayan people were greatly reduced. Unfortunately, the greatest threat to their existence was yet to come, when the Guatemalan genocide would decimate those who remained in the 1970s and '80s. The facts of the Mayans' story will be intertwined with profiles of individuals and in-depth looks at related topics.
Subject Mayas -- Crimes against -- Guatemala -- History -- 20th century -- Juvenile literature.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- Government relations -- Juvenile literature.
Mayas -- Guatemala -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genocide -- Guatemala -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Guatemala -- Ethnic relations -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Guatemala -- Politics and government -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9781508177364 (library bound)
1508177368 (library bound)
9781508178705 (paperback)
1508178704 (paperback)

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