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Defining the horrific : readings on genocide and Holocaust in the 20th century

Defining the horrific : readings on genocide and Holocaust in the 20th century

Author: William Hewitt
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Education, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This collection of readings examines how genocide and holocaust have defined the twentieth century. The overall discussion is global in perspective, examining incidents of the horrific in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. Contains readings by scholars such as Anne Applebaum, Ward Churchill, Steven Katz, Robert Melson, Michael Parenti, Erna Paris, Samantha Power, R.J. Rummel, Edward Said, and Howard Zinn.

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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Defining the horrific.
Upper Saddle River, NJ : Pearson Education, ©2004
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Hewitt
ISBN: 013110084X 9780131100848
OCLC Number: 52216275
Description: xiii, 393 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Defining the horrific --
Close to home : Native American genocide --
What is yours is mine : colonialism --
The almost forgotten genocide : Armenia --
Death by hunger : Ukraine --
The holocaust --
Myths and history : Manchuria --
There are bombs, and there are bombs : Hiroshima --
Death by hunger reprise : China --
Rwanda, Sudan, Angola case studies : post-colonial Africa --
With friends like these ... case studies : Argentina and Guatemala --
Cambodian "autogenocide" --
Case studies : Indonesia, East Timor, and Bangladesh --
Ethnic cleansing : Bosnia --
A tough neighborhood : the Middle East : Iraq ; Israelis and Palestinians --
Bastard child of the Cold War : North Korea --
Epilogue : commission by omission.
Responsibility: [edited by] William L. Hewitt.


With a wide-ranging scope, this anthology is a brief, chronological introduction to the geographic, ideological, cultural breadth, and frequency of genocide in the twentieth century. It contains  Read more...


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