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- DescriptionWard Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigeus issues in North America. Here, he explores the history of holocaust and denial in this hemisphere, beginning with the arrival of Columbus and continuing on into the present. He frames the matter by examining both revisionist denial of the nazi-perpatrated Holocaust and the opposing claim of its exclusive uniqueness, using the full scope of what happened in Europe as a backdrop against which to demonstrate that gecide is precisely what has been-and still is-carried out against the American Indians. Churchill lays bare the means by which many of these realities have remained hidden, how public understanding of this most monstrous of crimes has been subverted t only by its perpetrators and their beneficiaries but by the institutions and individuals who perceive advantages in the confusion. In particular, he outlines the reasons underlying the United States's 40-year refusal to ratify the Gecide Convention, as well as the implications of the attempt to exempt itself from compliance when it finally offered its endorsement. In conclusion, Churchill proposes a more adequate and coherent definition of the crime as a basis for identifying, punishing, and preventing gecidal practices, wherever and whenever they occur. Ward Churchill opens the X-Files of American history to examine the phemen of gecide in eight essays... --Susan A. Miller, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Churchill relates the history of gecide and the struggle for a definition of the term sufficiently accurate and comprehensive, to prevent the watering down of the concept, and to cut through the misleading rhetoric which w obfuscates debate, thereby permitting this and other gecides to continue... --A. Clare Brandabur, Purdue University Churchill paints the whole picture here -- from Columbus onwards, the major and significant struggles between an igrant but brutal Conquistadores and the all-too-vulnerable American Tribes are analysed in a context of deliberate gecide. In terms of effectiveness, it surpasses the holocaust delivered upon European Jewry by the Nazi's. --Schnews.org.uk Ward Churchill (enrolled Keetoowah Cherokee) is Professor of American Indian Studies with the Department of Ethnic Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder. A member of the American Indian Movement since 1972, he has been a leader of the Colorado chapter for the past fifteen years. Among his previous books have been Fantasies of a Master Race, Struggle for the Land, Since Predator Came, and From a Native Son.
- Author BiographyWard Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous issues. He is a Professor of American Indian Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder, a leading member of AIM, and the author of numerous books, including A Little Matter of Genocide, Struggle for the Land, and Fantasies of the Master Race.
- Author(s)Ward Churchill
- PublisherCity Lights Books
- Date of Publication19/02/1998
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationMonroe, OR
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintCity Lights Books
- Out-of-print date08/06/2010
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight699 g
- Width152 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine28 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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