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The Resource Freedom's battle : the origins of humanitarian intervention, Gary J. Bass

Freedom's battle : the origins of humanitarian intervention, Gary J. Bass

Label
Freedom's battle : the origins of humanitarian intervention
Title
Freedom's battle
Title remainder
the origins of humanitarian intervention
Statement of responsibility
Gary J. Bass
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Gary Bass shatters the myth that the history of humanitarian intervention began with Bill Clinton, or even Woodrow Wilson, and shows, instead, that there is a tangled international tradition, reaching back more than two hundred years, of confronting the suffering of innocent foreigners. Bass describes the political and cultural landscapes out of which these activists arose, as an emergent free press exposed Europeans and Americans to atrocities taking place beyond their shores and galvanized them to act. He brings alive a century of passionate advocacy in Britain, France, Russia, and the United States: the fight the British waged against the oppression of the Greeks in the 1820s, the huge uproar against a notorious massacre in Bulgaria in the 1870s, and the American campaign to stop the Armenian genocide in 1915. He tells the gripping stories of the activists themselves: Byron, Bentham, Madison, Gladstone, Dostoevsky, and Theodore Roosevelt among them. Bass also demonstrates that even in the imperialistic heyday of the nineteenth century, humanitarian ideals could play a significant role in shaping world politics. He argues that the failure of today's leading democracies to shoulder such responsibilities has led to catastrophes such as those in Rwanda and Darfur--catastrophes that he maintains are neither inevitable nor traditional.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bass, Gary Jonathan
Dewey number
341.5/84
Index
index present
LC call number
JZ6369
LC item number
.B37 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Humanitarian intervention
  • Humanitarian intervention
Label
Freedom's battle : the origins of humanitarian intervention, Gary J. Bass
Instantiates
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223084470336
  • 31223084813204
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-481) 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 -- Humanitarianism or imperialism? -- Media and solidarity -- The diplomacy of humanitarian intervention -- Greeks -- The Greek revolution -- The Scio massacre -- The London Greek committee -- America and the Greeks -- Lord Byron's war -- Canning -- The Holy alliance -- A rumor of slaughter -- Navarino -- Syrians -- France under the second empire -- The massacres -- Public opinion -- Occupying Syria -- Mission creep -- Bulgarians -- The Eastern question -- Pan-slavism -- Bosnia and Serbia -- Bulgarian horrors -- The Russo-Turkish war -- The Midlothian campaign -- Conclusion -- Armenians -- The uses of history -- The international politics of humanitarian intervention -- The domestic politics of humanitarian intervention -- A new imperialism?
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 509 p.
Isbn
9780307266484
Lccn
2007052252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 183265486
  • (OCoLC)183265486
Label
Freedom's battle : the origins of humanitarian intervention, Gary J. Bass
Publication
Bar code
  • 31223084470336
  • 31223084813204
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 383-481) 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 -- Humanitarianism or imperialism? -- Media and solidarity -- The diplomacy of humanitarian intervention -- Greeks -- The Greek revolution -- The Scio massacre -- The London Greek committee -- America and the Greeks -- Lord Byron's war -- Canning -- The Holy alliance -- A rumor of slaughter -- Navarino -- Syrians -- France under the second empire -- The massacres -- Public opinion -- Occupying Syria -- Mission creep -- Bulgarians -- The Eastern question -- Pan-slavism -- Bosnia and Serbia -- Bulgarian horrors -- The Russo-Turkish war -- The Midlothian campaign -- Conclusion -- Armenians -- The uses of history -- The international politics of humanitarian intervention -- The domestic politics of humanitarian intervention -- A new imperialism?
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
x, 509 p.
Isbn
9780307266484
Lccn
2007052252
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 183265486
  • (OCoLC)183265486

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