The house of the pain of others : chronicle of a small genocide
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Minneapolis, Minnesota : Graywolf Press, [2019].
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Central - Adult Nonfiction  1 available
972.52 HERBE

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Book
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294 pages : map ; 21 cm
Language
English
ISBN
9781555978372, 1555978371

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General 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
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-294).
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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 Torreón-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?" Julián 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. --from Amazon.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Herbert, J., MacSweeney, C., & Ward, J. L. (2019). The house of the pain of others: chronicle of a small genocide . Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Herbert, Julián, 1971-, Christina, MacSweeney and Jeffrey L., Ward. 2019. The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide. Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Herbert, Julián, 1971-, Christina, MacSweeney and Jeffrey L., Ward. The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide Minneapolis, Minnesota: Graywolf Press, 2019.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Herbert, Julián, Christina MacSweeney, and Jeffrey L. Ward. The House of the Pain of Others: Chronicle of a Small Genocide Graywolf Press, 2019.

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