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America and the Armenian genocide of 1915

Author: J M Winter
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2003.
Series: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
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Before Rwanda and Bosnia, and before the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915, when approximately one million people were killed. This volume is the first account of the American response to this atrocity. The first part sets up the framework for understanding the genocide: Sir Martin Gilbert, Vahakn Dadrian and Jay Winter provide an analytical setting for nine  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Kongress
Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Woodrow Wilson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J M Winter
ISBN: 0521829585 9780521829588
OCLC Number: 51861981
Description: xii, 317 pages : map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Twentieth-century genocides / Sir Martin Gilbert --
Under cover of war / Jay Winter --
Armenian genocide / Vahakn N. Dadrian --
Friend in power? / John Milton Cooper, Jr. --
Wilsonian diplomacy and Armenia / Lloyd E. Ambrosius --
American diplomatic correspondence in the age of mass murder / Rouben Paul Adalian --
Armenian genocide and American missionary relief efforts / Suzanne E. Moranian --
Mary Louise Graffam / Susan Billington Harper --
From Ezra Pound to Theodore Roosevelt / Peter Balakian --
Armenian genocide and US post-war commissions / Richard G. Hovannisian --
Congress confronts the Armenian genocide / Donald A. Ritchie --
When news is not enough / Thomas C. Leonard.
Series Title: Studies in the social and cultural history of modern warfare.
Responsibility: edited by Jay Winter.
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Before Rwanda and Bosnia, and before the Holocaust, the first genocide of the twentieth century happened in Turkish Armenia in 1915, when approximately one million people were killed. This volume is the first account of the American response to this atrocity. The first part sets up the framework for understanding the genocide: Sir Martin Gilbert, Vahakn Dadrian and Jay Winter provide an analytical setting for nine scholarly essays examining how Americans learned of this catastrophe and how they tried to help its victims. Knowledge and compassion, though, were not enough to stop the killings. A terrible precedent was born in 1915, one which has come to haunt the United States and other Western countries throughout the twentieth century and beyond. To read the essays in this volume is chastening: the dilemmas Americans faced when confronting evil on an unprecedented scale are not very different from the dilemmas we face today.

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