Modern Genocide: Understanding Causes and Consequences

From ABC-CLIO, this database presents the historical, social, religious, political, and economic factors that have resulted in genocide. Users will come to understand the price of prejudice, racism, and the role of individual citizens and how their actions (or inactions) impact these issues.

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At a Glance

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Content Includes

  • In-depth coverage of 10 different genocides using "Eight Stages of Genocide" framework by Gregory Stanton, president of Genocide Watch
  • More than 1,200 reference items covering important individuals, events, organizations, and places related to genocide
  • 300 primary sources, including photographs, maps and videos
  • Feature stories that connect current events with historical reference
  • Authoritative material written by 100 contributors, overseen by an expert advisory board
  • Numerous activities created by Sara Cohan, director of the Genocide Education Project, that guide students and teachers through sensitive material

Awards include:

  • 2014 Best High School Social Studies Website Award (BESSIE) - ComputEd Gazette
  • 2014 Best Education Reference Solution Award Finalist (CODiE) - SIIA
  • 2013 Best High School Social Studies Website Award (EDDIE) - ComputEd Gazette

In-Depth Coverage

This database contains hundreds of reference items covering individuals, events, organizations and places related to genocide. The content also examines the denial movements related to particular genocides, the role of propaganda in persuading the public to participate in genocide, and other mass killings and massacres not considered genocide by UN standards.

In addition, this resource includes primary sources covering human and civil rights issues and presenting the history and events of each genocide. These primary sources illustrate the process and outcome of genocide through memoirs, narratives, domestic and international legal documents, and first-hand accounts depicting the impact of destruction on societies and individuals.

Available in both academic and school versions, this invaluable resource can be used as a springboard for the discussion of human and civil rights issues.