A Little Matter of Genocide
Holocaust and Denial in the Americas, 1492 to the Present
By (author) Ward Churchill
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Little Matter of Genocide by Ward Churchill
Book DescriptionWard 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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Book DetailsISBN: 9780872863231
(216mm x 152mm x 28mm)
Imprint: City Lights Books
Publisher: City Lights Books
Publish Date: 19-Feb-1998
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Ward Churchill
Academic Repression, Paperback (April 2010)
A spirited defense of academic freedom in the face of modern-day McCarthyism.
Pacifism as Pathology, Paperback (February 2007)
A searing, well-reasoned challenge to the purely-pacifist resistance of many contemporary left movements.
Perversions of Justice, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Ward Churchill
Examines the faulty "reasoning" employed to legislate colonial control over North America's indigenous peoples and their lands.
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Author Biography - Ward Churchill
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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