The Resource Pretext for mass murder : the September 30th Movement and Suharto's coup d'état in Indonesia, John Roosa

Pretext for mass murder : the September 30th Movement and Suharto's coup d'état in Indonesia, John Roosa

Label
Pretext for mass murder : the September 30th Movement and Suharto's coup d'état in Indonesia
Title
Pretext for mass murder
Title remainder
the September 30th Movement and Suharto's coup d'état in Indonesia
Statement of responsibility
John Roosa
Title variation
September 30th Movement and Suharto's Coup d'état in Indonesia
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group calling itself the September 30th Movement kidnapped and executed six generals of the Indonesian army, including its highest commander. The group claimed that it was attempting to preempt a coup, but it was quickly defeated as the senior surviving general, Haji Mohammad Suharto, drove the movements partisans out of Jakarta. Riding the crest of mass violence, Suharto blamed the Communist Party of Indonesia for masterminding the movement and used the emergency as a pretext for gradually eroding President Sukarnos powers and installing himself as a ruler. Imprisoning and killing hundreds of thousands of alleged communists over the next year, Suharto remade the events of October 1, 1965 into the central event of modern Indonesian history and the cornerstone of his thirty-two-year dictatorship. Despite its importance as a trigger for one of the twentieth centurys worst cases of mass violence, the September 30th Movement has remained shrouded in uncertainty. Who actually masterminded it? What did they hope to achieve? Why did they fail so miserably? And what was the movements connection to international Cold War politics? InPretext for Mass Murder, John Roosa draws on a wealth of new primary source material to suggest a solution to the mystery behind the movement and the enabling myth of Suhartos repressive regime. His book is a remarkable feat of historical investigation. Finalist, Social Sciences Book Award, the International Convention of Asian Scholars
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Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
959.803/6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DS644.32
LC item number
.R66 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
New perspectives in Southeast Asian studies
Label
Pretext for mass murder : the September 30th Movement and Suharto's coup d'état in Indonesia, John Roosa
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The incoherence of the facts -- Interpretations of the movement -- The Supardjo document -- Sjam and the special bureau -- Aidit and the PKI -- Suharto, the Indonesian Army, and the United States -- Assembling a new narrative -- Some factors that influenced the defeat of "The September 30th Movement" as viewed from a military perspective (1966) / by Brigadier General Supardjo -- The testimony of Sjam
Control code
ocn431996014
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 329 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780299220334
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
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not applicable
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.b25618842
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)431996014
  • pebcs0299220338
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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