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Bread from StonesThe Middle East and the Making of Modern Humanitarianism$
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Keith David Watenpaugh

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9780520279308

Published to California Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520279308.001.0001

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“America’s Wards”

“America’s Wards”

Near East Relief and American Humanitarian Exceptionalism, 1919–1923

(p.91) Chapter 4 “America’s Wards”
Bread from Stones

Keith David Watenpaugh

University of California Press

This chapter employs the memoirs of New East Relief administrators Stanley E. Kerr and Mabel Evelyn Elliott from the time of the failed attempt of American Near East Relief to resettled Armenian refugees in Anatolia. The chapter introduces the concept of American humanitarian exceptionalism and follows the effects of NER efforts through the eyes of orphan memoirs.

Keywords:   American Near East Relief, Armenian genocide, orphans, orphanages, children

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