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Description - Guerrero Viejo by Dr Richard Payne

Celebrated as a triumphant collaboration between the American and Mexican governments, the damming of the Rio Grande in the early 1950s necessitated the submersion of the colonial city of Guerrero beneath the reservoir. This book tells the haunting tale of the displaced inhabitants of a drowned city. The people were uprooted, robbed of their land, their sense of community, their places of worship, study and play, even their graves. Weaving oral interviews with research, the book chronicles the historical and social development of Guerrero, from its founding to its abandonment by all but a few residents. Their narratives and memories offer a vision of this historic colonial town, juxtaposed with Guerrero's present state, captured in photographs.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780965526807
ISBN-10: 0965526801
Format: Hardback
(296mm x 240mm x 20mm)
Pages: 100
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 5-Jan-1998
Country of Publication: United States

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