Bearing Witness: Genocide and Ethnic Cleansing in the Modern World

It is a profoundly sad fact that one of the hallmarks of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries is the emergence of genocide as a way of waging war. Before 1944, there was not even a name for the systematic slaughter of a large mass of innocents?killed because of their nationality, ethnicity, race, or religion?in order to annihilate and eliminate the entire group. In the decades since the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, we?ve become sickeningly familiar with the term. This series examines the major genocidal acts of modern history by analyzing the typical dynamics that give rise to extreme mass violence, the manipulations of politicians, the pathology of the perpetrators, the experience of the victims, and, in the aftermath, the attempts to achieve both justice and reconciliation. In reviewing these dark chapters of the modern era, it is hoped that, in the act of remembering, we will never allow this history to be repeated.
? Conforms to high school social studies/history curriculum standards
? Essential reading for all young people, who must be educated in the atrocities of the twentieth century if we have any hope of successfully standing together against similar crimes against humanity in the twenty-first century 
? Series includes a groundbreaking title on the fiercely debated issue of cultural genocide and Canada?s treatment of the First Nations peoples
? Includes the most up-to-date facts, statistics, and revelations arising from such sources as justice and reconciliation commissions and World Court proceedings

Library Set List: $248.15 / S&L: $186.20

Reading Level: 6

Interest Level: 7-12+

Product type : Library Set
ISBN : 978-1-4777-8551-5
Copyright : 2017
Language : English
Category : Social Studies, World History
Pages : 64
Trim : 6 1/2" x 9 1/8"
Subject : Social Studies, World History
Bibliography • Detailed Table of Contents • Full-Color Photographs • Glossary • Index • Sidebars • Websites
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