The Resource A hero for the Americas : the legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, Robert Calder

A hero for the Americas : the legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, Robert Calder

Label
A hero for the Americas : the legend of Gonzalo Guerrero
Title
A hero for the Americas
Title remainder
the legend of Gonzalo Guerrero
Statement of responsibility
Robert Calder
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 15 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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
CaOONL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Calder, Robert Lorin
Dewey number
972/.02092
Index
index present
LC call number
F1435
LC item number
.C35 2017eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Guerrero, Gonzalo
  • Spaniards
  • Shipwreck victims
  • Mayas
  • Mexico
  • Yucatán Peninsula
Label
A hero for the Americas : the legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, Robert Calder
Link
http://books.scholarsportal.info/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks3/upress/2018-02-08/1/9780889775107
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"No white man ever enters it" : the Yucatán Peninsula -- "To serve God and . . . to get rich" : the lure of the New World -- "It seemed the end of the world" : Balboa, Pizarro, and the perils of Darién -- "It will never do to leave him here" : shipwreck, enslavement, and Hernán Cortés -- "What would the Spanish say should they see me in this guise?" : Gonzalo among the Maya -- "Language is the perfect instrument of empire" : Aguilar and the conquest of the Aztecs -- "Gonzalo, my brother and special friend" : Guerrero the warrior and the battle for Yucatán -- "The power of narrative is absolute" : Guerrero in the contemporary Mexican consciousness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time and no downloads
Isbn
9780889775107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)mat45254713
  • (CaBNVSL)9780889775107
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A hero for the Americas : the legend of Gonzalo Guerrero, Robert Calder
Link
http://books.scholarsportal.info/viewdoc.html?id=/ebooks/ebooks3/upress/2018-02-08/1/9780889775107
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"No white man ever enters it" : the Yucatán Peninsula -- "To serve God and . . . to get rich" : the lure of the New World -- "It seemed the end of the world" : Balboa, Pizarro, and the perils of Darién -- "It will never do to leave him here" : shipwreck, enslavement, and Hernán Cortés -- "What would the Spanish say should they see me in this guise?" : Gonzalo among the Maya -- "Language is the perfect instrument of empire" : Aguilar and the conquest of the Aztecs -- "Gonzalo, my brother and special friend" : Guerrero the warrior and the battle for Yucatán -- "The power of narrative is absolute" : Guerrero in the contemporary Mexican consciousness
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Limited to one user at a time and no downloads
Isbn
9780889775107
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CaBNVSL)mat45254713
  • (CaBNVSL)9780889775107
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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