E. Westermann, '17 Texas A&M, San Antonio

Name of Speaker:
Dr. Edward Westermann

February 2, 2017

Appalachian State University

Dr. Edward Westermann
In Hitler’s Ostkrieg and the Indian Wars, Westermann critically examines the parallels Hitler drew between the Nazi quest for Lebensraum in Eastern Europe and the westward expansion of the United States known as Manifest Destiny.  Westermann shows how both projects linked national identity with racial stereotypes in order to justify a politics of exclusion and violence.  He also identifies crucial differences between these projects of national expansion.