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The Resource One long night : a global history of concentration camps, Andrea Pitzer

One long night : a global history of concentration camps, Andrea Pitzer

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One long night : a global history of concentration camps
Title
One long night
Title remainder
a global history of concentration camps
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Pitzer
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Reveals history of concentration camps from 1890s Cuba to China and North Korea during the Cold War, discussing their use for civilian relocation and exposing their role as dehumanizing sites for political repression that have claimed millions of lives
  • "For more than one hundred years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope of their effects and the savage practicality with which governments have employed them. Even in the twenty-first century, as we continue to reckon with the magnitude and horror of the Holocaust, history tells us we have broken our own solemn promise of "never again." In this harrowing work based on archival records and interviews conducted on four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, she documents concentration camps around the world and across decades. From the Philippines and southern Africa in the early twentieth century to the Soviet Gulag and detention camps in China and North Korea during the Cold War, camp systems have been used as tools for civilian relocation and political repression. Often justified as a measure to protect a nation, or even to safeguard the interned groups themselves, camps have instead served as brutal and dehumanizing sites that have claimed the lives of millions. Drawing from firsthand testimony, extensive research, and historical scholarship, Andrea Pitzer unearths the origins of this appalling phenomenon, exploring and exposing the staggering legacy of the camps: our greatest atrocities, the extraordinary survivors, and even the intimate, quiet moments that have also been part of camp life during the past century."--Dust jacket flap
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YDX
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Pitzer, Andrea
Dewey number
365/.45
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Internment camps
  • Nazi concentration camps
  • Detention of persons
  • Concentration camps
  • Detention of persons
Label
One long night : a global history of concentration camps, Andrea Pitzer
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-451) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sailing to Guantánamo -- Born of generals -- Death and genocide in Southern Africa -- The First World War and the war on civilians -- Gulag rising -- The architecture of Auschwitz -- Increments of evil -- Stepchildren of the gulag -- Echoes of empire -- Bastard children of the camps -- Guantánamo Bay and the world
Control code
ocn968310783
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 466 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316303569
Lccn
2017941135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
One long night : a global history of concentration camps, Andrea Pitzer
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 413-451) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Sailing to Guantánamo -- Born of generals -- Death and genocide in Southern Africa -- The First World War and the war on civilians -- Gulag rising -- The architecture of Auschwitz -- Increments of evil -- Stepchildren of the gulag -- Echoes of empire -- Bastard children of the camps -- Guantánamo Bay and the world
Control code
ocn968310783
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 466 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316303569
Lccn
2017941135
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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