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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Key Content and Features

  • More than 300 primary sources, such as memoirs, letters, narratives and more
  • In-depth coverage of 10 different genocides using "Eight Stages of Genocide" framework by Gregory Stanton, president of Genocide Watch
  • Feature stories that connect current events with historical reference
  • Numerous activities created by Sara Cohan, director of the Genocide Education Project, that guide students and teachers through sensitive material
  • Basic and advanced search options to return the most relevant results
  • Standards-based curriculum updated daily by a team of subject-specific editorial experts and supported by an extensive range of instructional material
  • Commentaries written by noted scholars to foster critical thinking
  • Academic Success Corner with resources to help students develop reading, writing and research skills
  • Educator Support Site containing valuable professional development tools, curriculum guides, lesson plans and more

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.