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

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With a wide-ranging scope, this anthology is a brief, chronological introduction to the geographic, ideological, cultural breadth, and frequency of genocide in the twentieth century. It contains provocative questions and several case studies.

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This powerful new collection examines how genocide and holocaust have defined the tragic contours of the twentieth century. Editor Wiliam L. Hewitt places the discussion in a global perspective, examining incidents of the horrific in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. With readings by such distinguished scholars as Anne Applebaum, Ward Churchill, Steven Katz, Robert Melson, Michale Parenti, Erna Paris, Samantha Power, R.J. Rummel, Edward Said, and Howard Zinn, Defining the Horrific will promote critical inquiry and deep discussion among students and teachers.

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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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