by Albert Ward

Hardcover(Library Binding)



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 Critical World Issues series explores some of the most controversial and newsworthy subjects in the modern world. Each book examines the facts about the issue being covered, with information about arguments and opinions from around the globe. Special research projects, as well as a great variety of additional resources, invite the reader to engage with the issues that are currently shaping our world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781422236567
Publisher: Mason Crest
Publication date: 08/31/2016
Series: Critical World Issues Series
Pages: 112
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

1 What Is Genocide? 7

2 Has There Always Been Genocide? 23

3 What are the Causes of Genocide? 33

4 Infamous Genocides 45

5 How Does Genocide Affect People? 65

6 Can Genocide Be Stopped? 77

Appendix: Genocide by Continent, Since 1900 91

International Organizations 100

Series Glossary 102

Further Reading 104

Internet Resources 106

Index 108

Photo Credits/About the Author 112

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