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The Armenian Genocide and America's Response

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In this groundbreaking history of the Armenian Genocide, the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Black Dog of Fate brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person accounts, Peter Balakian presents the chilling history of how the Young Turk government implemented the first modern genocide behind the cover of World War I. And in the telling, he also resurrects an extraordinary lost chapter of American history. During the United States' ascension in the global arena at the turn of the twentieth century, America's humanitarian movement for Armenia was an important part of the rising nation's first epoch of internationalism. Intellectuals, politicians, diplomats, religious leaders, and ordinary citizens came together to try to save the Armenians. The Burning Tigris reconstructs this landmark American cause that was spearheaded by the passionate commitments and commentaries of a remarkable cast of public figures, including Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Stone Blackwell, Stephen Crane, and Ezra Pound, as well as courageous missionaries, diplomats, and relief workers who recorded their eyewitness accounts and often risked their lives in the killing fields of Armenia. The crisis of the "starving Armenians" was so embedded in American popular culture that, in an age when a loaf of bread cost a nickel, the American people sent more than $100 million in aid through the American Committee on Armenian Atrocities and its successor, Near East Relief.

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"The light in New England in late fall is austere and clean and rinses the white steeples of Boston's Congregational and Unitarian churches, the red brick of the State House, and the gray stone of the Back Bay town houses."

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A History of International Human Rights and Forgotten HeroesIn this national bestseller, the critically acclaimed author Peter Balakian brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person accounts, Balakian presents the chilling history of how the Turkish government implemented the first modern genocide behind the cover of World War I. And in the telling, he resurrects an extraordinary lost chapter of American history.Awarded the Raphael Lemkin Prize for the best scholarly book on genocide by the Institute for Genocide Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY Graduate Center.

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The Burning Tigris

The Armenian Genocide and America's Response

1st ed.

This edition was published in by HarperCollins in New York.


Edition Description

In this groundbreaking history of the Armenian Genocide, the critically acclaimed author of the memoir Black Dog of Fate brings us a riveting narrative of the massacres of the Armenians in the 1890s and genocide in 1915 at the hands of the Ottoman Turks. Using rarely seen archival documents and remarkable first-person accounts, Peter Balakian presents the chilling history of how the Young Turk government implemented the first modern genocide behind the cover of World War I. And in the telling, he also resurrects an extraordinary lost chapter of American history. During the United States' ascension in the global arena at the turn of the twentieth century, America's humanitarian movement for Armenia was an important part of the rising nation's first epoch of internationalism. Intellectuals, politicians, diplomats, religious leaders, and ordinary citizens came together to try to save the Armenians. The Burning Tigris reconstructs this landmark American cause that was spearheaded by the passionate commitments and commentaries of a remarkable cast of public figures, including Julia Ward Howe, Clara Barton, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, Ambassador Henry Morgenthau, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Alice Stone Blackwell, Stephen Crane, and Ezra Pound, as well as courageous missionaries, diplomats, and relief workers who recorded their eyewitness accounts and often risked their lives in the killing fields of Armenia. The crisis of the "starving Armenians" was so embedded in American popular culture that, in an age when a loaf of bread cost a nickel, the American people sent more than $100 million in aid through the American Committee on Armenian Atrocities and its successor, Near East Relief.

Table of Contents

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Preface
PART I: THE EMERGENCE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS IN AMERICA: The Armenian Massacres in the 1890's
1. Gathering at Faneuil Hall
2. "There in the Woods"
3. Yankees in Armenia
4. The Sultan and the Armenian Question
5. Killing Fields: Massacres of the 1890s
6. Humanity on Trial: Clara Barton and America's Mission to Armenia
7. Walking Skeletons
8. "The Tears of Araxes": Voice of the Woman's Journal
9. Ottoman Bank Incident and the Aftermath of the Hamidian Massacres
10. "Our Boasted Civilization": Intellectuals, Popular Culture, and the Armenian Massacres of the 1890s
PART II: THE TURKISH ROAD TO GENOCIDE
11. Rise of the Young Turks
12. Adana, 1909: Counterrevolution and Massacre
13. Balkan Wars and World War I: Road to Genocide
14. Government-Planned Genocide
15. Van, Spring 1915
16. April 24
PART III: AMERICAN WITNESS
17. Ambassador at the Crossroads
18. News from the American Consul in Harput
19. Land of Dead
20. From Jesse Jackson in Aleppo
21. "Same fate": Reports from All Over Turkey
22. America's Golden Rule: Working for Armenia Again
PART IV: THE FAILED MISSION
23. Wilson's Quandary
24. Rise of a New Turkish Nationalism and the Campaign Against Armenia
25. Turkish Confessions: Ottoman Courts-Martial, Constantinople, 1919-1920
26. American Mandate for Armenia
27l New U.S. Oil Policy in the Middle East and the Turnabout on the Armenian Question
Epilogue : Turkish Denial of the Armenian Genocide and U.S. Complicity.
Notes
Glossary
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgements

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [441]-453) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
956.62015
Library of Congress
DS195.5 .B353 2003

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OL24772332M
Internet Archive
burningtigrisarm00bala
ISBN 10
0060198400
ISBN 13
9780060198404
LC Control Number
2003044986
OCLC/WorldCat
51653350

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