Raphael Lemkin and the struggle for the Genocide Convention /
John Cooper.
Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
vii, 338 p. ; 23 cm.
0230516912 (alk. paper), 9780230516915 (alk. paper)
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Basingstoke [England] ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
0230516912 (alk. paper)
9780230516915 (alk. paper)
contents note
Formative years in Poland -- Escape from Poland -- Early years in the United States -- The publication of his master work and the Nuremberg Trial -- The United Nations Resolution on Genocide -- 1947, the first draft of the Convention -- Private life -- Yale and Geneva -- Paris, preliminary discussion of the convention -- The first reading of the Convention -- The Convention is adopted -- The international campaign for ratification of the Convention -- The United States Senate and the Convention -- The Genocide Convention : its supporters and enemies -- The history of genocide -- The history of genocide : case studies -- Closing years.
catalogue key
Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-330) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
John Cooper studied History at Balliol College, Oxford, UK
Bowker Data Service Summary
A comprehensive biography of Raphael Lemkin based on his papers, this title highlights the role of culture in Lemkin's campaign for a genocide convention and his use of the concept in historical research.
Main Description
This book is the first complete biography of Raphael Lemkin, the father of the United Nations Genocide Convention, based on his papers; and shows how his campaign for an international treaty succeeded. In addition, the book covers Lemkin's inauguration of the historical study of past genocides.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Introductionp. 1
Formative Years in Polandp. 6
Escape from Polandp. 26
Early Years in the United Statesp. 40
The Publication of His Master Work and the Nuremberg Tribunalp. 56
The United Nations Resolution on Genocidep. 76
1947, The First Draft of the Conventionp. 88
Private Lifep. 111
Yale and Genevap. 119
Paris, Preliminary Discussion of the Conventionp. 143
The First Reading of the Conventionp. 151
The Convention is Adoptedp. 164
The International Campaign for Ratification of the Conventionp. 173
The United States Senate and the Conventionp. 189
The Genocide Convention: Its Supporters and Enemiesp. 209
The History of Genocidep. 230
The History of Genocide: Case Studiesp. 243
Closing Yearsp. 260
Conclusionp. 272
Appendixp. 280
Notesp. 283
Bibliographyp. 327
Indexp. 331
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