Defining the Horrific: Readings on Genocide and Holocaust in the 20th Century

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William L. Hewitt
Pearson Education, 2004 - History - 393 pages
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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INTRODUCTION Defining the Horrific
Native American Genocide

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About the author (2004)

William Hewitt, professor of history at West Chester University in West Chester, Pennsylvania, received his Ph.D. from the University of Wyoming in 1984. Professor Hewitt helped conceive and institutionalize West Chester University's new graduate Holocaust/Genocide Studies program. He has taught courses on genocide for several years. His research specialties include genocide, Native American history, the American West, race, and sexuality. He has published numerous journal articles, written four documentary videos under the direction of Gary Nash, and most recently a historical novel for young adults.

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