United States Policy Toward The Armenian Question And The Armenian Genocide / Edition 1

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This comprehensive analysis of American policy toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide focuses on the important role big business played in keeping the United States from more actively opposing the genocide, despite broad public opinion calling for greater action. It surveys the historical evolution of U.S. policy toward the Ottoman Empire since the early nineteenth century and examines the extent to which the missionary community, commercial interests, and international economic and geopolitical competitions shaped U.S. policy during the administrations of McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Payaslian has done a magnificent job of bringing together the latest research on Armenian-American relations from the late 19th century through the first quarter of the 20th century and exploding old myths and establishing new truths. Looking at United States policy toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide, He gives us a clear view of what was really going on in government and in missionary and business circles. His work will become the new standard."--Dennis R. Papazian, Director, Armenian Research Center, The University of Michigan-Dearborn

"Payaslian's book provides the most comprehensive study of U.S. policy toward the Armenian Genocide during World War I. He shows how America's response was affected by long-standing missionary connections, geopolitical influences, and economic interests, including oil. All these factors come together in Payaslian's first-rate book, making it a major contribution to historical scholarship."
--Lloyd E. Ambrosius, Samuel Clark Waugh Distinguished Professor of International Relations & Professor of History, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403970985
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/1/2005
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Simon Payaslian is Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies and Modern Armenian History at Clark University.

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Table of Contents

The Political Economy of U.S. Foreign Policy toward the Ottoman Empire and the Armenian Question
• United States Relations with the Young Turk Government
• The Wilson Administration and the Ittihadist Regime
• War and Wilsonian Neutrality
• Power and Its Promises
• The Primacy of Realism and Legalism
• Ambassador Morgenthau's Policy Recommendations
• Between Realism and Philanthropy
• Separation and Peace
• The Perversion of Peace
• Unsustainable Divisions
• The Remnants of Wilsonism

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