United States Policy toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide

  • Authors
  • Simon Payaslian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 46-57
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    Pages 58-72
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    Pages 73-83
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    Pages 104-122
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    Pages 123-141
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    Pages 142-160
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    Pages 161-178
  9. Simon Payaslian
    Pages 179-188
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 189-268

About this book


This comprehensive analysis of U.S. policy toward the Armenian Question and the Armenian Genocide focuses on the important role big business played in keeping the United States from playing a more active role in opposing the genocide, notwithstanding broad public opinion calling for greater action. Business interests feared antagonizing the Turkish leaders by too much of an intervention on behalf of the Armenians. It surveys the historical evolution of U.S. policy toward the Ottoman Empire since the early nineteenth century and examines the extent to which the missionary community, commercial interests, and international economic and geopolitical competitions shaped U.S. policy during the administrations of William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and Woodrow Wilson.


action Armenian Genocide community economy evolution foreign policy genocide geopolitics intervention political economy public opinion realism state Theodore Roosevelt war

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