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The Resource The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide, Julián Herbert ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide, Julián Herbert ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney

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The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide
Title
The house of the pain of others
Title remainder
chronicle of a small genocide
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Julián Herbert ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Early in the twentieth century, amid the myths of progress and modernity that underpinned Mexico"s ruling party, some three hundred Chinese immigrants--close to half of the Cantonese residents of the newly founded city of Torre<U+00d4>on--were massacred over the course of three days. It is considered the largest slaughter of Chinese people in the history of the Americas, but more than a century later, the facts continue to be elusive, mistaken, and repressed. "And what do you know about the Chinese people who were killed here?" Jul<U+00df>in Herbert asks anyone who will listen. An exorcism of persistent and discomfiting ghosts, The House of the Pain of Others attempts a reckoning with the 1911 massacre. Looping, digressive, and cinematic, Herbert blends reportage, personal reflection, essay, and academic research to portray the historical context as well as the lives of the perpetrators and victims of the "small genocide." This brilliant historical excavation echoes profoundly in an age redolent with violence and xenophobia
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YDX
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1971-
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Herbert, Julián
Dewey number
972.52
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Index
no index present
LC call number
  • PQ7298.18.E59
  • F1391.T7
LC item number
  • C3713 2019
  • H4713 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1971-
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  • MacSweeney, Christina,
  • Herbert, Julián
  • Ward, Jeffrey L.
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  • Massacres
  • Chinese
  • Torreón (Coahuila, Mexico)
  • Cities and towns
  • Mexico
  • Massacres
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The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide, Julián Herbert ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
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Originally published: Mexico City : Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2015 under title: La casa del dolor ajeno : crónica de un prequeño genocidio en La Laguna
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-294)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781555978372
Lccn
2018947075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
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System control number
  • on1036093176
  • (OCoLC)1036093176
  • 2530265
Label
The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide, Julián Herbert ; translated from the Spanish by Christina MacSweeney
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: Mexico City : Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial, 2015 under title: La casa del dolor ajeno : crónica de un prequeño genocidio en La Laguna
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
294 pages
Isbn
9781555978372
Lccn
2018947075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • on1036093176
  • (OCoLC)1036093176
  • 2530265

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