It is recently redefined as a large scale acquisition of land through purchases or leases for commercial investment by foreign organizations 6.
Amherst College was later named after the town.
It is said the local inhabitants who formed the town preferred another name, Norwottuckafter the Indians whose land it had been; the colonial governor substituted his choice for theirs.
Amherst Historical Society, ], says that at the time of the naming, Amherst was "the most glamorous military hero in the New World. Click on the pictures to see full-size images in new windows.
The history of the naming of the town of Amherst, New Yorkshows a similar idolizing of the general: Facts on File, ]. Captain Simeon Ecuyer had bought time by sending smallpox-infected blankets and handkerchiefs to the Indians surrounding the fort -- an early example of biological warfare -- which started an epidemic among them.
Amherst himself had encouraged this tactic in a letter to Ecuyer. Drawing by Terry R.
Click on image to view full size in new window. Pontiac, an Ottawa chief who had sided with the French, led an uprising against the British after the French surrender in Canada.
As Waldman puts it: Lord Jeffrey Amherst, the British commander-in-chief for America, believed The project was designed to preserve British historical documents from possible war damage. There are almost three hundred reels of microfilm on Amherst alone.
The microfilm is difficult to read, and paper copies even harder. Nonetheless, the images obtained by scanning the copies are sufficiently clear for online viewing.
The images are of key excerpts from the letters. An index is provided to show by microfilm document number the location of the imaged documents in the microfilm set. Text files of the excerpts are also provided. The documents These are the pivotal letters: Colonel Henry Bouquet to General Amherst, dated 13 July[k] suggests in a postscript the distribution of blankets to "inocculate the Indians"; Amherst to Bouquet, dated 16 July[k] approves this plan in a postscript and suggests as well as "to try Every other method that can serve to Extirpate this Execrable Race.
Little, Brown, ] refers to a postscript in an earlier letter from Amherst to Bouquet wondering whether smallpox could not be spread among the Indians: Could it not be contrived to send the Small Pox among those disaffected tribes of Indians?
We must on this occasion use every stratagem in our power to reduce them. This indicates at least that the writers knew the plan could be carried out.
It is curious that the specific plans to spread smallpox were relegated to postscripts.In contrast to these kindly feelings, Long says that Pontiac's attacks on British forts at Detroit and Presqu'Isle "aroused Amherst to a frenzy, a frenzy almost hysterical in its impotence.".
Averaging Wrong Answers: Noam Chomsky and the Cambodia Controversy. by Bruce Sharp. This article is divided into ten sections: I. Genocide and So On. Genocide is intentional action to destroy a people (usually defined as an ethnic, national, racial, or religious group) in whole or in part.
The hybrid word "genocide" is a combination of the Greek word génos ("race, people") and the Latin suffix-cide ("act of killing").
The United Nations Genocide Convention, which was established in , defines genocide as "acts committed with intent to.
The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda during the Rwandan Civil War, which had started in It was directed by members of the Hutu majority government during the day period from 7 April to mid-July An estimated , to 1,, Rwandans were killed, constituting an estimated 70% of the Tutsi population.
The Rwandan genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority government. An estimated , to 1,, Rwandans were killed during the day period from 7 April to mid-July , constituting as many as 70% of the Tutsi population.
Additionally, 30% of the Pygmy Batwa were killed. The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW Use the button top right to donate much needed funds to the The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies NSW so that its valuable work can continue.