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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
Title variation
Global history of concentration camps
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For over 100 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 during travel to four continents, Andrea Pitzer reveals for the first time the chronological and geopolitical history of concentration camps. Beginning with 1890s Cuba, she pinpoints 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 the interned groups themselves, camps have instead served as brutal and dehumanizing sites that have claimed the lives of millions"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pitzer, Andrea
Dewey number
365.4509
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8963
LC item number
.P58 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Concentration camps
  • Detention of persons
  • HISTORY / Holocaust
  • HISTORY / Military / Wars & Conflicts (Other)
Label
One long night : a global history of concentration camps, Andrea Pitzer
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Back Bay Books
  • "Originally published in hardback by Little, Brown and Company, September 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
on1019650103
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 474 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316303569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1019650103
Label
One long night : a global history of concentration camps, Andrea Pitzer
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Back Bay Books
  • "Originally published in hardback by Little, Brown and Company, September 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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
on1019650103
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First Back Bay paperback edition.
Extent
xiv, 474 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780316303569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)1019650103

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