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April 13 2012

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American Holocaust: The Destruction of America's Native Peoples

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American Holocaust: The Destruction of America's Native Peoples, a lecture by David Stannard, professor and chair of the American Studies Department at the University of Hawaii. Stannard, author of American Holocaust, asserts that the European and white American destruction of the native peoples of the Americas was the most substantial act of genocide in world history. A combination of atrocities and imported plagues resulted in the death of roughly 95 percent of the native population in the Americas. Stannard argues that the perpetrators of the American Holocaust operated from the same ideological source as the architects of the Nazi Holocaust. That ideology remains alive today in American foreign policy, Stannard avers.

The 31st Annual Vanderbilt University Holocaust Lecture Series, the longest continuous Holocaust lecture series at an American university, takes the theme this year of (over) Sites of Memory and examines places that are infused with memories of genocide and the challenge to find effective ways to honor these memories.

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cf.: - soup.io - "US-Regierung zahlt Ureinwohnern eine Milliarde Dollar" | Zeit.de 2012-04-12

In einer historischen Einigung entschädigen die USA zahlreiche Indianerstämme für die Nutzung ihres Landes. Damit werden zum Teil mehr als 100 Jahre alte Klagen geregelt.

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If you're even slightly interested in the history of Australian English, read this: http://t.co/KxQXKEp (by lexicographer Jonathon Green)

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I have been dabbling – juste-est of mots – in the world of 1840s Australia. The dictionary may have been published but the database’s appetite for new material, or in this case old material, is unsatable  and a friend in SlangWorld recently reminded me that Australia’s earliest newspapers for the period are now online. There are many thereof, and many long since gone. The Hobart Town Gazette and Van Diemen’s Land Advertiser and the Alexandra and Yea Standard and Yarck, Gobur, Thornton and Acheron Express will delight their readers no more. Nor yet The People’s Advocate and New South Wales Vindicator.  But there are plenty to explore.

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Twitter / Mark Colvin : If you're even slightly in ... | 2011-05-06

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