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

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Ward Churchill has achieved an unparalleled reputation as a scholar-activist and analyst of indigenous 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 genocide 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 not 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 Genocide 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 genocidal practices, wherever and whenever they occur.

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.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 445-506) and index.

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Ward 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.

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Larry D. Clark, February 7, 2007 (view all comments by Larry D. Clark)
I have studied Native American history for quite a few years. As a high school English teacher, I have assigned a Native American research paper for several years, attempting to make kids aware of the biggest secret in American public schools, namely that the Jewish Holocaust was child's play compared to the attempted ethnic cleansing in the Americas.

A Little Matter of Genocide has been one of the books my kids studied during these years. I have seen tears running down the faces of my students when they read about huge dogs ripping open Native Americans' bellies for the entertainment of the conquering Europeans.

This book has changed lives in my classrooms, and I don't want to stop. The problem is I loaned my book to a student and never got it back. Perhaps this is a way to get another, maybe even a classroom set.

Great book. Truthful. What American textbooks never wanted students to know about how Native Americans were treated by the white race.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780872863231
Author:
Churchill, Ward
Publisher:
City Lights Books
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
History
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Americas (North Central South West Indies)
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
North America
Subject:
Holocaust
Subject:
Race relations
Subject:
Genocide
Subject:
Indians, treatment of
Subject:
North America Politics and government.
Subject:
Genocide -- North America -- History.
Subject:
United States Race relations.
Subject:
World
Subject:
World History-Holocaust
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
no. 29
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
531
Dimensions:
8.00 x 6.00 in

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