9780889775091-0889775095-A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero

A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero

ISBN-13: 9780889775091
ISBN-10: 0889775095
Author: Calder, Robert
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780889775091
ISBN-10: 0889775095
Author: Calder, Robert
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: University of Regina Press
Format: Paperback 208 pages

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Acknowledged authors Calder, Robert wrote A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero comprising 208 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0889775095 and 9780889775091. Since then A Hero for the Americas: The Legend of Gonzalo Guerrero textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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A group of shipwrecked Spaniards washed onto the coast of the Yucatán Peninsula in 1512, leading to first contact between the Spanish and the Maya. Two men survived the ordeal: Jerónimo de Aguilar, who became a translator for Hernán Cortés in his conquest of the Aztecs, and Gonzalo Guerrero, who, as legend has it, embraced the Mayan way of life and skillfully led the opposition to the Spanish take-over of the Yucatán.




Reviled in 16th-century Spain as an apostate and a traitor, Guerrero is today remembered all over the Yucatán with statues and images, and as the symbolic father of millions of Mexican mestizos. But like Robin Hood and King Arthur, Guerrero's story has become embellished by legend and myth. The product of fifteen years of research by a Governor General's Award winner, A Hero for the Americas is the first comprehensive investigation of this controversial figure.

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