[bksvol-discuss] Submitted/nonfiction

  • From: "Deborah Murray" <blinkeeblink@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2011 09:23:48 -0400

I've just submitted for proofing "A Little Matter of Genocide: Holocaust and
Denial in the Americas 1492 to the Present" by Ward Churchill.

It's been read through w/errors corrected, headers stripped, page
numbers/section titles present, body text/section titles formatted. 
531 pages. Lots of proper names and non-English words (mostly in book

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.  


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