Removing Peoples: Forced Removal in the Modern World

Paperback | November 27, 2011

EditorRichard Bessel, Claudia B. Haake

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One of the terrible and tragic themes of modern history is the forced removal of millions of human beings. The causes, course, and consequences of the removal of peoples from their homes form a central theme in the history of the modern world. While removing people from their homes by forcedid not begin suddenly in the nineteenth century, the combination of the development of a global (capitalist) economy, of modern race-thinking, of world wars, of the triumph of popular and national sovereignty, and of new technological means of physically uprooting and transporting peoples has giventhis phenomenon a quantitatively and qualitatively new character.Removal has been a global phenomenon, and therefore this volume treats it within the frame of world history and international comparison. Examples discussed range from the United States in the 1830s to the expulsion of pied noir settlers from Algeria in the 1960s. A number of factors reshaped theolder practices of forced migration and helped to make the removals discussed in this volume distinctly 'modern'. These include the use of modern apparatuses of administration, communication, and coercion, as well as warfare based on modern technology and organization.

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One of the terrible and tragic themes of modern history is the forced removal of millions of human beings. The causes, course, and consequences of the removal of peoples from their homes form a central theme in the history of the modern world. While removing people from their homes by forcedid not begin suddenly in the nineteenth centu...

Richard Bessel is a Professor of 20th Century History at University of York. Claudia B. Haake is a Lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne, Austrailia.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:480 pagesPublished:November 27, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199698724

ISBN - 13:9780199698721

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Table of Contents

Part I: Introductory Remarks1. Richard Bessel and Claudia B. Haake: Introduction2. Alf Ludtke: Explaining Forced MigrationPart II: Forced Removal and Indigenous Peoples3. Tim Alan Garrison: On the Trail of Tears: Daniel Butrick's Record of the Removal of the Cherokees4. Claudia B. Haake: Breaking the Bonds of People and Land5. Donald L. Fixico: The Federal Indian Relocation Programme of the 1950s and the Urbanization of Indian Identity6. Mark Copland: Calculating Lives: The Number and Narrative of Removals in Queensland, 1859-19727. Paul E. Lovejoy: The Slave Trade as Enforced Migration in the Central Sudan of West AfricaPart III: Forced Removal and War8. Donald Bloxham: The Great Unweaving: The Removal of Peoples in Europe, 1875-19499. Ronald Grigor Suny: Explaining Genocide: The Fate of the Armenians in the Late Ottoman Empire10. Shane O'Rourke: Trial Run: The Deportation of the Terek Cossacks 192011. Detlef Brandes: National and International Planning of the 'Transfer' of Germans from Czechoslovakia and Poland12. Gyanendra Pandey: 'Nobody's People': The Dalits of Punjab in the Forced Removal of 194713. Ian Talbot: The 1947 Partition of India and Migration: A Comparative Study of Punjab and Bengal14. Benny Morris: Explaining Transfer: Zionist Thinking and the Creation of the Palestinian Refugee ProblemPart IV: Forced Removal in Post-Colonial Times15. Christian Gerlach: Sustainable Violence: Mass Resettlement, Strategic Villages, and Militias in Anti-Guerrilla Warfare16. Andrea Smith: Coerced or Free? Narrating the Reverse Migrations of DecolonizationPart V: Concluding Thoughts17. Joanna de Groot: Removing Peoples in the 'Modern' World: A Comparative Perspective

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Review from previous edition: "Important and valuable...a timely and important book that will be relevant to many different fields of scholarship. It is to be hoped that this useful volume will help to fuel further research and thereby push the relevant historiography in new, innovativedirections." --Pertti Ahonen, H-Soz-u-Kult