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The Resource Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars : comparing genocide and conquest, Edward B. Westermann

Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars : comparing genocide and conquest, Edward B. Westermann

Label
Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars : comparing genocide and conquest
Title
Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars
Title remainder
comparing genocide and conquest
Statement of responsibility
Edward B. Westermann
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
As he prepared to wage his war of annihilation on the Eastern Front, Adolf Hitler repeatedly drew parallels between the Nazi quest for Lebensraum, or living space, in Eastern Europe and the United States's westward expansion under the banner of Manifest Destiny. The peoples of Eastern Europe were, he said, his "redskins," and for his colonial fantasy of a "German East" he claimed a historical precedent in the United States's displacement and killing of the native population. Edward B. Westermann examines the validity, and value, of this claim in Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars. The book takes an empirical approach that highlights areas of similarity and continuity, but also explores key distinctions and differences between these two national projects. The westward march of American empire and the Nazi conquest of the East offer clear parallels, not least that both cases fused a sense of national purpose with racial stereotypes that aided in the exclusion, expropriation, and killing of peoples. Westermann evaluates the philosophies of Manifest Destiny and Lebensraum that justified both conquests, the national and administrative policies that framed Nazi and U.S. governmental involvement in these efforts, the military strategies that supported each nation's political goals, and the role of massacre and atrocity in both processes. Important differences emerge: a goal of annihilation versus one of assimilation and acculturation; a planned military campaign versus a confused strategy of pacification and punishment; large-scale atrocity as routine versus massacre as exception
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DLC
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Westermann, Edward B
Dewey number
973.1/4
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.W49 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Campaigns and commanders
Series volume
volume 56
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Manifest Destiny
  • United States
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Massacres
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Genocide
  • Germany
  • Atrocities
  • Genocide
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians, Treatment of
  • Manifest Destiny
  • Massacres
  • Military campaigns
  • Territorial expansion
  • Europe, Eastern
  • Germany
  • Soviet Union
  • United States
  • United States, West
  • Indianerkriege
  • Russlandfeldzug
Label
Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars : comparing genocide and conquest, Edward B. Westermann
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) 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
Visions of conquest : Manifest Destiny and Lebensraum -- National policies of race and space -- Strategy and warfare -- Massacre and atrocity -- War in the shadows : guerrilla warfare in the West and the East
Control code
ocn949866270
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780806154336
Lccn
2016005057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780806154336
  • (OCoLC)949866270
Label
Hitler's Ostkrieg and the Indian wars : comparing genocide and conquest, Edward B. Westermann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-309) 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
Visions of conquest : Manifest Destiny and Lebensraum -- National policies of race and space -- Strategy and warfare -- Massacre and atrocity -- War in the shadows : guerrilla warfare in the West and the East
Control code
ocn949866270
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiii, 322 pages
Isbn
9780806154336
Lccn
2016005057
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780806154336
  • (OCoLC)949866270

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