by Andrea Pitzer

A powerful exploration of the evolution of a harrowing phenomenon that forever changed the landscape of conflict in the twentieth century: the concentration and work camps

Concentration camps–the preemptive communal detention of innocent civilians–first took foothold in Cuba in the late 1800s when Spain’s Captain General Valeriano Weyler drove a half million Cuban refugees into makeshift camps, ultimately killing over 100,000 of them through starvation and disease. Although Teddy Roosevelt and President McKinley condemned such tactical atrocities, the U.S. would establish concentration camps of its own in the Philippines just two years later, leading to the deaths of 11,000 people. 

Interview with the Author

New Book Network
Andre Pitzer, “One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps” (Little, Brown and Company, 2017)
10/25/19        37 min

Time to Eat the Dogs
One Long Night
9/3/18        36 min

Why Is This Happening? with Chris Hayes
A History of Concentration Camps with Andre Pitzer
7/2/19        58 min


CSPAN Book Talks
One Long Night
9/26/17           46 min

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