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Critical World Issues : Genocide
Critical World Issues by
Call Number: 304.6 WAR
The term "genocide" was created in the 1940s to describe an action aimed at the destruction of an entire group of people, such as a nation, an ethnic group, or a race. However, genocide has occurred throughout human history, and unfortunately shows no sign of disappearing today. This book examines examples of genocide from around the world and asks important questions surrounding this most chilling of human crimes: Why do ordinary people participate in such inhuman atrocities? How can communities stop genocides from occurring?
The Armenian Genocide by
Call Number: 956.6 ARM
This volume contains previously published material, which narrates and analyzes the Armenian massacres of 1894-1896, 1909, and 1915-1923. Background information and first person accounts of the events are provided.
Call Number: 959.1 BUR
This volume contains a collection of essays about historical and ongoing human rights violations suffered by the Rohingya peoples of Burma, and includes background information that details the factors that gave rise to the conflict. First-person narratives are provided.
Indexes to Genocide Information
Sudan - from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Rwanda - from World Without Genocide
Rwanda Project - from the Yale Genocide Studies Program
Rwanda - from United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Yale Genocide Studies Program
"Founded in January 1998, the Genocide Studies Program at Yale University’s MacMillan Center conducts research, seminars and conferences on comparative, interdisciplinary, and policy issues relating to the phenomenon of genocide, and has provided training to researchers from afflicted regions, including Cambodia, Rwanda, and East Timor."
Genocide Studies and Prevention: An International Journal
"The journal seeks to educate, inform, and encourage new generations of scholars to conduct research on genocide and provide a forum for those who wish to work toward preventing it."
"Genocide Watch exists to predict, prevent, stop, and punish genocide and other forms of mass murder. Our purpose is to build an international movement to prevent and stop genocide."
Call Number: 962.4 DAR
Ethnic, racial, and religious groups have long been targets of violence and oppression. This volume contains previously published material, which narrates and analyzes the acts of genocide and extreme persecution committed by Sudanese government forces in Darfur.
Call Number: 967.57 RWA
From April to July 1994, members of the Hutu ethnic majority in the east-central African nation of Rwanda murdered as many as 800,000 people, mostly of the Tutsi minority. The essays in this anthology document and explain the social, historical, and economic factors that led to the genocide in Rwanda.