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Sharing the Burden: The Armenian Question, Humanitarian Intervention, and Anglo-American Visions of Global Order

Charlie Laderman

Abstract

The destruction of the Armenian community in the Ottoman Empire was an unprecedented tragedy. Theodore Roosevelt was adamant that it was the “greatest crime” of the First World War. The mass killing of approximately one million Armenian Christians was the culmination of a series of massacres that Winston Churchill would recall had roused publics on both sides of the Atlantic and inspired fervent appeals to see the Armenians “righted.” This book explains why the Armenian struggle for survival became so entangled with the debate over the United States’ international role as it rose to world powe ... More

Keywords: world order, Armenian genocide, League of Nations, humanitarian intervention, Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, United States, Anglo-American relations, Britain, Middle East

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190618605
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190618605.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlie Laderman, author
Lecturer in International History, King's College London