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U.S. OFFICIAL RECORDS ON THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE 1915-1917

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Compiled with a introduction by Ara Sarafian

This book includes the ""core materials"" that informed U.S. officials in Washington about the Armenian Genocide. The documents in this book provide a first-hand look at the efforts of U.S. consuls and Henry Morgenthau to engage the U.S. government in ending the systematic destruction of the Armenian people. Sadly, these efforts were ultimately unsuccessful, and many Armenians perished as a result. However, the information in these documents did spark an unprecedented American humanitarian campaign that, in many ways, marked the entry of the U.S. on the world stage as a humanitarian power. U.S. consulates were used to channel aid through missionaries, while providing shelter to hundreds of Armenians throughout this period. The formation of Near East Relief by an Act of Congress was a direct result of this effort.

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