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One long night : a global history of concentration camps

Author: Andrea Pitzer
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, November 2018.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Back Bay paperback editionView all editions and formats
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Reveals the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps from 1890s Cuba to the Philippines and southern Africa in the early twentieth century, to the Soviet Gulag and detention camps in China and North Korea during the Cold War. Pitzer discusses their use for civilian relocation and exposing their role as dehumanizing sites for political repression that have claimed millions of lives. --Adapted  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Pitzer
ISBN: 9780316303590 0316303593 9780316303569 0316303569
OCLC Number: 1111667621
Notes: Maps on lining papers.
Description: xiv, 474 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 21 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Sailing to Guantánamo --
Born of generals --
Death and genocide in Southern Africa --
The First World War and the war on civilians --
Gulag rising --
The architecture of Auschwitz --
Increments of evil --
Stepchildren of the gulag --
Echoes of empire --
Bastard children of the camps --
Guantánamo Bay and the world.
Other Titles: Global history of concentration camps
Responsibility: Andrea Pitzer.

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Reveals the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps from 1890s Cuba to the Philippines and southern Africa in the early twentieth century, to the Soviet Gulag and detention camps in China and North Korea during the Cold War. Pitzer discusses their use for civilian relocation and exposing their role as dehumanizing sites for political repression that have claimed millions of lives. --Adapted from publisher description.

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