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ERIC Number: ED510143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 198
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-9754-1250-7
Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization: The Genocide of the Armenians
Facing History and Ourselves
While focusing on the Armenian Genocide during World War I, this book considers the many legacies of the Armenian Genocide including Turkish denial and the struggle for the recognition of genocide as a "crime against humanity." The book can be integrated into courses dealing with multiple genocides, human rights, as well as history courses covering the late 19th century and World War I as well as U.S. international relations. This book contains six chapters. Chapter one, Identity and History, contains the following readings: (1) What's in a Name?; (2) Multiple Identities; (3) Am I Armenian?; and (4) Generations. Chapter two, We and Why, contains the following readings: (1) The Ottoman Armenians; (2) Iron Ladles for Liberty Stew; (3) Organizing for Change; (4) Humanity on Trial; (5) The Sultan Responds; (6) Seeking Civil Rights; (7) Humanitarian Intervention; (8) Showdown at Bank Ottoman; and (9) The Rise of the Young Turks. Chapter three, The Young Turks in Power, contains the following readings: (1) Bloody News From Adana; (2) Ideology; (3) Ideology in Action; (4) Neighbor Turns Against Neighbor; (5) Planning Mass Murder; and (6) Dictating Religion. Chapter 4, Genocide, contains the following readings: (1) Evacuation, Deportation, and Death; (2) Under the Cover of War; (3) The Round Ups Begin; (4) The German Connection; (5) Following Orders; (6) Women and the Deportations; (7) Cries Ringing in My Ears; and (8) Targeting the Greeks and the Assyrians. Chapter 5, The Range of Choices, contains the following readings: (1) Remembering Rescue; (2) Trying to Make a Difference; (3) Official Policy; (4) Taking a Stand; (5) The American Ambassador in Constantinople; (6) Talaat and the Limits of Diplomacy; (7) The Eyes of the World; (8) Saving the Armenians; (9) Armenian Relief; (10) The Story of Aurora Mardiganian; and (11) "Ravished Armenia". Chapter 6, Who Remembers the Armenians, contains the following readings: (1) A Mandate for Armenia?; (2) Crimes Against Humanity and Civilization; (3) War, Genocide, and Human Rights; (4) The Armenian Republic and the New Turkey; (5) Acquitting the Assassin; (6) Rewriting History; (7) The Legacy of a Witness; (8) Remembrance and Denial; (9) Denial, Free Speech, and Hate Speech; (10) Demanding Justice; (11) Meeting the Past; and (12) The Crime of Genocide. An index is included. Individual readings contain notes.
Facing History and Ourselves. 16 Hurd Road, Brookline, MA 02445. Tel: 617-232-1595; Fax: 617-232-0281; Web site:
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Armenia; Turkey