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"Starving Armenians" : America and the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1930 and after

Author: Merrill D Peterson
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2004.
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"Between 1915 and 1925 as many as 1.5 million Armenian men, women, and children died in Ottoman Turkey, victims of execution, starvation, and death marches to the Syrian Desert." "In "Starving Armenians," Merrill Peterson explores the American response to these atrocities, beginning with the initial reports to President Wilson from his ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Henry Morgenthau, who described Turkey as "a  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Merrill D Peterson
ISBN: 0813922674 9780813922676
OCLC Number: 52901294
Description: xiv, 199 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The ambassador's story --
Awakening --
Genocide --
Near East relief in war and peace --
Chaos, carnage, and survivors --
The great betrayal --
An Armenian American chronicle.
Responsibility: Merrill D. Peterson.
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The persecution and suffering of the Armenian people, a religious and cultural minority in the Ottoman Empire, reached a peak in the era of World War I. This text explores the American response to  Read more...

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