A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present

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With his trademark style of cavalier humor blended with incisive analysis, Churchill examines the definition of genocide--in legal as well as cultural terms--and demonstrates that holocaust and denial have a specific American history that reaches back 500 years and continues into the present day.
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Overview

With his trademark style of cavalier humor blended with incisive analysis, Churchill examines the definition of genocide--in legal as well as cultural terms--and demonstrates that holocaust and denial have a specific American history that reaches back 500 years and continues into the present day.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780872863231
  • Publisher: City Lights Books
  • Publication date: 1/1/2001
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 789,103
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

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Ward Churchill (enrolled Keetowah Cherokee) has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of aboriginal issues. He is a Professor of American Indian Studies, a leading member of AIM, and has also served as a delegate to the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous Populations and as an advocate prosecutor for an international tribunal convened at the request of the Chiefs of Ontario to consider the rights of the indigenous peoples of Canada. He has written or edited over fifteen books.
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Table of Contents

Foreword: What Every Indian Knows
Preface
Introduction: Encountering the American Holocaust: The Politics of Affirmation and Denial 1
Assaults on Truth and Memory: Holocaust Denial in Context 19
Lie for Lie: Linkages between Holocaust Deniers and Proponents of the "Uniqueness of the Jewish Experience in World War II" 63
Deconstructing the Columbus Myth: Was the "Great Discoverer" Italian or Spanish, Nazi or Jew? 81
Genocide in the Americas: Landmarks from North and South America, 1492-1992 97
"Nits Make Lice": The Extermination of North American Indians, 1607-1996 129
Cold War Impacts on Native North America: The Political Economy of Radioactive Colonization 289
The United States and the Genocide Convention: The Saga of an Outlaw State, 1948-1988 363
Defining the Unthinkable: Towards a Viable Understanding of Genocide 399
Bibliography 445
Index 507
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    This is a book that needed to be written and the right author has written it.

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